Cafe Balaena thinks pink
HERVEY Bay’s Cafe Balaena turned pink yesterday as part of Cancer Council Queensland’s Pink Ribbon Day celebrations.
The cafe was decorated in pink from ceiling to floor, pink treats were added to the menu and profits from the pink menu items were donated to support Cancer Council Queensland’s breast cancer research, patient support programs and educations programs.
Cafe Balaena owner Dean Major said he and his team were excited about celebrating national Pink Ribbon Day with their loyal customers.
“Pink Ribbon Day is an opportunity to show the women in our community who have been affected by breast cancer that we support them,” he said.
The cafe gave prizes to each customer who was dressed in pink, had live music playing throughout the day and had donation boxes available for those who wanted to support the cause a little more.
“It’s a raving success.”
Cancer Council Queensland regional fundraising co-ordinator Simon Jacobs said breast cancer was the most common form of cancer in Queensland women and more than 500 women lost their battle against breast cancer each year.