Save the date and consider assisting promote the upcoming Pinktober campaign.
October is breast cancer awareness month.
Each year in Tasmania and Queensland I have run a successful campaign across
many years to highlight breast cancer month (called ‘Pinktober’) with a calendar of events and lighting up of landmarks around these states, turning these landmarks pink across the month of October, and with civic receptions held at both Government House Hobart and Government House Brisbane.
Sites lit pink previously in Tasmania across multiple years have included Hellenic House, The Hobart City Council sites at Railway Roundabout Fountain, Elizabeth Mall, Salamanca Place, Franklin Square, and the Cardinal Lights, as well as the Boathouse Restaurant, TasTAFE, Hadley's Orient Hotel, and Government House Hobart to name a few.
The campaign later extended to Queensland in 2018, with major landmarks joining the campaign, and launched with a civic reception at Government House in Brisbane.
Sites that have lit up pink include The Brisbane City Council sites at the Reddacliff Place Steam Sculptures, The Story Bridge, Tropical Display Dome at the Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha, and Victoria Bridge, The Sandgate Town Hall, The Department of Heritage site at Kurilpa Bridge,The Treasury Building in Brisbane’s CBD, The Wheel of Brisbane, The Queensland Performing Arts Centre Building, The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Royal On the Park Brisbane, Suncorp Stadium, various sites across Logan City including the Logan City Council Administration block,The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges with thanks to Transurban Queensland, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, The Gabba, Wintergarden (Queen Street Mall) and 170 Queen Street (Adelaide Street Façade).
The idea of this campaign is to shine a spotlight on breast cancer awareness and to highlight the work that the National Breast Cancer Foundation does in funding world class research into breast cancer research, finding answers and improving outcomes for those diagnosed each year.
Thursday 1 October is the commencement date for Pinktober, breast cancer awareness month in 2020. It would be wonderful to be able to promote the campaign widely across both states for this year, and ensure that the public know why these landmarks are pink at this time.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, to discuss a possible feature, or to suggest a site to be ‘pinked’.
See last year's post for some visuals:
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. The Pinktober campaign aims to shine a spotlight on breast cancer awareness and highlight the work of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) in funding game-changing breast cancer research. Research that will help detect tumours earlier, improve outcomes and ultimately - save lives.With 1 in 7 women and 1 in 675 men diagnosed in their lifetime, it’s a disease which we cannot ignore. But together, we can change the outcomes.We encourage people to share their Pinktober photos in October on social media at www.facebook.com/EventsTasmania and tag @NBCFAustralia in October.
To see the sites lit up for Pinktober 2020 across Tasmania and Queensland this October, go to: