Council high-vis turns pink for breast cancer

You may notice something different about Cessnock City Council’s outdoor crews from August to October as they proudly don pink high-vis shirts to support breast cancer awareness. 

You may notice something different about Cessnock City Council’s outdoor crews from August to October as they proudly don pink high-vis shirts to support breast cancer awareness.

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in women and is therefore an issue that hits home for many across our region.  

This staff-led initiative is now in its second year and employees hope their pink shirts contribute to raising both awareness and funding for the cause across the local government area.  

Council’s outdoor crew proudly sporting pink high-vis shirts forms part of an employee giving program where staff can make a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent, is extremely proud of staff for getting involved in this fantastic initiative.  

“One in eight women in Australia will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and I think we all know of someone who has been affected by this horrible disease.”  

“I am proud of our outdoor staff for raising awareness for this cause and I think it highlights the sense of community spirit existing within Council’s workforce,” added Cr Pynsent.   

Council’s Director of Works and Infrastructure, Justin Fitzpatrick-Barr said there’s no doubt our outdoor crews will be highly visible over the coming months.  

“This is a wonderful way for staff to express compassion and connection with the community and it’s a real pleasure being part of such a warm hearted group of people.”  

The pink high-vis initiative coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness month, which takes place in October. For more information about employee giving opportunities, please visit http://nbcf.org.au/partners/workplace-giving/