Paroo turns pink for breast cancer awareness


From butchers and bakers to…. Council road makers, the community has come together for the third time today, plastering Paroo with pink.

Paroo Shire Mayor Cr Suzette Beresford explained that for those pondering the purpose of the day, ‘Paroo in Pink’ aims to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

“The support we’ve had from everyone is amazing and it proves that Paroo has such a generous community spirit,” Mayor Beresford said.

“I’m proud to be part of and live in the Paroo Shire.”

To help support the cause, Council’s Communities team organised an order of pink polo shirts with $5 from each shirt sold going towards the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). One of the local pubs, Hotel Cunnamulla, also sold pink cupcakes with all proceeds going towards breast cancer research.

Team Leader of Community Services, Toni-Lou Pender, said that the team was excited to see the shire turn pink again for the third year running.

“Even the Cunnamulla Fella broke out his pink shirt for the occasion!” Toni said.

The ultimate goal nationally is to have zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030. The more research that can be funded, the sooner Australia will get there. NBCF-funded research is improving the understanding of how breast cancer originates, grows and spreads so that outcomes can be improved for all who are impacted.

To read more about the National Breast Cancer Foundation research visit