With so many people knowing someone affected by cancer - having a dedicated nurse to support patients is vital.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and also marks the annual Pink Up Griffith fundraiser which raises money for the McGrath Foundation.
McGrath Breast Cancer nurses work across the nation, and Fiona Shields looks after a large part of Griffith, the MIA and western Riverina.
Griffith Real Estate are leading the charge with the Pink Up Griffith fundraiser for the fifth year and are hoping to raise $20,000.
There are several ways people can get involved with the community's business leaders creating luscious pink displays for the month.
Morning teas, or wearing pink on a Friday were other ways to help raise awareness of the campaign.
Bras for McGrath goes a little further - for each bra wrapped around the railing outside Griffith Real Estate's office, the agency and Strawberries on Ice will donate $5 each to the McGrath Foundation.
More than 50 bras have already been donated can be seen outside Griffith Real Estate's office in Yambil Street.
Griffith Real Estate director Tony Santolin said the bras would also be donated by Strawberries on Ice to people who need them at the end of October.
Meanwhile, Tradies helping Ladies sees tradesmen making a donation to the cause, with the city's tradies already sporting a pink sticker on toolboxes and trailers.
"A lot of people know someone who has breast cancer," Ms Zandona said.
"It's a way for tradies to get involved, they love getting behind it," she said.
Tradesmen who make a donation go into the draw to win a voucher for an advertising package.
For those without a toolbox or trailer, there's Paws for a Cause.
Alivia Irvine said people could pink up their pets and with a $10 donation would go into the draw to win a leash, lead and bandana.
Over the five years Mr Santolin said over $150,000 had been generously raised by the Griffith community.
He said each year Pink Up Griffith would draw the community together and there was a long history of the city being generous in the support.
That generous support helps ensure Ms Shields has time to care for those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
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