Coast & Country Supports Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron’s Pink Day 2021

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Coast & Country loves supporting a good cause and on Saturday 9 January, we organised Pink Day 2021 at the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron.

We proudly sponsored the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron’s Ladies Skippers’ Race in support of finding a cure for breast cancer.

Pink Day is a great campaign to raise awareness for breast cancer, which affects thousands of Australians and their families each year.

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, eight women die every day and 55 Australians are diagnosed with the disease every day.

In 2020, many breast cancer patients were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic due to delays on surgery because of bans on elective surgeries.

A survey by the Breast Cancer Network Australia found that 56% of people surveyed were feeling anxious about the impact of COVID-19 on their breast cancer care.

So we encouraged everyone to come down to the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron on January 9 dressed in something pink and bold to support this worthy cause.

Everyone got involved and there were some interesting outfits on display by both men and women which was great to see!

The day was a great success and the weather was excellent for a day out on the water.

We raised a total of $3,700 with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Network Australia.

Coast & Country also provided one of the raffle prizes which was a $100 voucher for lawn services.

There were many other local businesses that we enlisted to support the cause, and they generously donated prizes including Sorrento Collective, Minding Houses, The Wine Company, Cornell’s Fresh Seafood, Sorrento Sea Baths, Meat Heath, White Nest, Saltwater and the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron themselves.

We want to thank the local community for supporting our raffle fundraising initiative.

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