The call to ‘Pink Up Griffith’ is being hear loud and clear in the lead up to the annual event, with the team at Griffith Real Estate (GRE) raising awareness early.
Tony Santoni and Talia Macri from GRE said their aim is to “get the community involved, and to get everyone to link in so that we get awareness to bigger places, to get them involved as well”, Mr Santoni said.
‘Pink Up’ is a charity event run by the McGrath Foundation, where community businesses and locals are encouraged to decorate their offices pink to raise money for breast cancer care nurses.
Money raised goes to placing breast care nurses in communities across Australia and to increase breast awareness.
Mr Santoni and team are extremely active in getting Griffith community friends to turn pink in support for this great cause, and he and the team at GRE have been a driving force in organising this community event for the past several years.
This year, the event will be held on the 27th of October, and businesses can purchase a $40 box to help decorate their office.
While organising the event, Mr Santoni has met with Tracey Bevan from the McGrath Foundation and the CEO of the REINSW together with Hugh Bateman to organise all agents in NSW to Pink up their towns, with excellent results.
“We don’t really have any expectation about how many people we are aiming to have, we just want absolutely everyone to be a part of this” Ms. Marci said.
Ms. Macri said that the last couple of years the Griffith Real Estate team have been very successful in raising awareness about the event, but that this year they were hoping for more funds to be raised.
“We have started planning for the event earlier this year than the previous years, so hopefully this will pay off in the long run” Ms. Macri said.
While the GRE team are hopeful that this year will raise more for the cause, that is not diminishing the very successful campaign last year, with Griffith raising over $27,000.
“Our goal this year is to have either a full-time breast cancer nurse or two nurses working together to cover our region, because they are not just covering Griffith, but the surrounds as well” Ms Macri said.
The towns covered by this one nurse based in Griffith include all communities between Leeton, Hay, Hillston and Lake Cargelligo.
If people and businesses are interested in becoming involved, they can go to the ‘Pink Up Griffith’ facebook page, contact Talia Macri by email at Reception@griffithre.com or by phone at 69621455, or come down to the GRE office to have a chat.