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Pink Ribbon Day

2012 Shepparton News’ Pink Ribbon Brunch.

First look at footprints Treasures up for grabs

The event, once again at the Eastbank Centre, will see more than 700 women and men come together in aid of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Shepparton will host an Australian-first jewellery design when Blizzard’s Fine Jewellery launches its new pendant.

Shepparton Showcase Jewellers will once again donate a variety of pieces for the Pink Ribbon Brunch raffles.

The unique pendants, called Family Footprints, will be showcased in Shepparton at the Pink Ribbon Brunch, before being released nationally.

Shepparton Showcase Jewellers owner Stephen Schneider said the Pink Ribbon events were a worthy cause to be involved with.

They feature a pair of small feet, with the choice of plain, six or 38 diamond styles and the option of engraving the reverse side. Blizzard’s Fine Jewellers owner Craig Blizzard said it was important to support the community, and the pendants were perfect for celebrating families. “This is our community, and we’ve got to look after it,” Mr Blizzard said. Blizzard’s Fine Jewellers will also have a polishing stand set up at the brunch, where you can have your rings polished for a gold coin donation.

“We’re all in some way or another touched by this illness,” Mr Schneider said. During October, Shepparton Showcase Jewellers is running an in-store competition. Customers have the chance to win a Pandora prize valued at $250, with the purchase of any Pandora Pink Ribbon collection item. Mr Schneider said 15 per cent of the retail price of the Pink Ribbon collection pieces in the competition would be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Food and drink on Coles One of the key patrons, Coles, is donating all food and non-alcoholic beverages for the

All aboard the Boob Bus Move over booze bus – the Benalla Boob Bus is definitely the quirkiest bus in the Goulburn Valley.

The Boob Bus is an initiative organised by Benalla Health to encourage women to attend the breast screening clinic in Shepparton, and has been running for more than eight years. The bus, which has the motto ‘More support than a bra’, brings groups of women from Benalla to Shepparton six times a year to attend a breast screen and a “celebratory” afternoon tea in Shepparton.

Benalla Health community nurse and Boob Bus organiser Deb Smith said the bus encouraged women who would be reluctant to travel to Shepparton on their own to book in for regular mammograms. “It’s a great opportunity for women to support each other,” she said. Ms Smith said although the bus was quiet on the trip to Shepparton, it was always noisy on the way back, and was a great way to meet other women. Ms Smith said she gave women information

Shepparton News Pink Ribbon Brunch committee member Karen Gill said the committee was extremely appreciative of the generous support Coles had provided again this year. “The generosity of donating all food and non-alcoholic beverages for the event is key to being able to keep the event costs down, which in turn increases the amount that can be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation,” Mrs Gill said. Coles Mooroopna and Kialla stores manager Marc Spillman said he was proud to support a great event that raised money for a good cause. “In Shepparton, we have three stores with a large female customer base and supporting this event is a great way to touch that base and support the local community,” Mr Spillman said.

about how the breast screen would work, what to expect and how to understand the results. Ms Smith said the social support for women on the bus was important, and would be reassuring for ‘Boob Bus virgins’, who had never had a mammogram before. “There’s lots of humour and support,” Ms Smith said. For more information or to register your interest in the next Boob Bus trip, phone Benalla Health on 5761 4500.


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