Council staff proud in pink supporting breast cancer!

Cessnock City Council outdoor staff will be sporting pink high-vis work shirts and vests in support of breast cancer awareness from August to October 2016.

Cessnock City Council outdoor staff will be sporting pink high-vis work shirts and vests in support of breast cancer awareness from August to October 2016.

The staff- led initiative is a part of Council’s employee giving program where staff can make a donation with all proceeds raised going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Breast cancer is an issue that hits home for many in Cessnock as one in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer nationally.

Council employees hope their shirts contribute to raising awareness and funding around early prevention as early diagnosis gives a person the best chance of survival.

Director of Works and Infrastructure Justin Fitzpatrick-Barr said Council is immensely proud of staff getting involved with this initiative.

“This is a fantastic way for everyone to support a worthy cause, while raising funds and awareness in the community”.

”It really highlights the sense of pride and community spirit that exists in our workforce”, Mr Fitzpatrick-Barr said.

The pink high-vis initiative is scheduled to run in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides an opportunity to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community.

For more information about employee giving opportunities please visit http://nbcf.org.au/partners/workplace-giving/ .