The NSW Bar Association Pink Ribbon Breakfast is returning in 2010, bigger and better than ever. The breakfast is on Friday, 15 October and will be held in Silks Coffee Lounge, 170 Phillip St, Sydney. The breakfast will run from 8.00-9.30am. There will be raffles and lucky door prizes so bring your friends for a morning of fun while supporting a great cause. [Download a registration form]. All are welcome. The [National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF)] is the leading community-funded national organisation in Australia raising money for research into prevention and cure of breast cancer. Research programs funded by the NBCF cover every aspect of breast cancer, from increasing understanding of genetics to providing better treatments and improving ways to support women and their families. The NBCF relies almost entirely on corporate and community support to continue its work. Fast facts
- About 14,000 women and 106 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.ï¿½
- Almost 3,000 women will die from breast cancer in a single year â an average of seven women lose their lives every day. This makes it the second most common cause of cancer deaths in females, after lung cancer.
- Despite the substantial loss of life, prospects for survival are better than ever. Over 96 per cent of women will survive at least one year after diagnosis, and 88 per cent will survive five years or more â a 15 per cent increase since the 1980s. This is because of excellent research.ï¿½
- Since 1994, deaths from breast cancer have decreased by 27 per cent. (Source:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) & National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC) 2009. Breast Cancer in Australia: an overview, 2009. Cancer Series No. 50. Cat. No. CAN 46. Canberra: AIHW) For more information on the National Breast Cancer Foundation please [visit their web site].  If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), please follow the link [http://www.pinkribbonbreakfast.org.au/ ]and donate on the NSW Bar Association team page. You can also donate directly to the NSW Bar Association and we can pass on your donation by cheque. Donation forms will be available at the breakfast. If you would like to donate any prizes for the breakfast or for any further details, please contact Katie Hall on 9229 1720 or at [firstname.lastname@example.org] 6 October 2010 : http://www.nswbar.asn.au/circulars/2010/sept/pink.pdf : http://www.nbcf.org.au/index.asp : http://www.nbcf.org.au/index.asp : http://www.nbcf.org.au/index.asp : http://www.pinkribbonbreakfast.org.au/ : mailto:email@example.com