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Queensland parties for a breast cancer cure

THE National Breast Cancer Foundation is calling on Queenslanders to join thousands of Australians who have registered to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast and will be "Partying for a Cure" to help the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) find move closer towards its goal of zero deaths by 2030. 

In 2013, Queensland raised $209,325.90 for breast cancer research. This year the Foundation is challenging Queensland to go one better and raise $250,000 towards NBCF's target of $1.4 million. And this year it's easier than ever.

NBCF CEO, Carole Renouf, thanked all those who have already registered in Queensland and urged others to do something they love to raise funds for lifesaving research. 

"This year fun is the aim of the game and we want our hosts to let their hair down and "Party for a Cure"! It is all about having a good time with friends, family and/or colleagues and partying your own way while also raising funds to fund vital breast cancer research."

"Host a breakfast, morning tea, a bake-off at the office, bingo, a movie night. The choice is yours! And while you're busy taking care of the party rest assured NBCF is taking care of the research."

"Through research, since our inception 20 years ago, we've made significant progress in helping improve the lives of people with breast cancer.  But there is still much more to do. With our hosts' help over the coming years we are committed to striving towards a cure and our goal of zero deaths by 2030," said Ms Renouf.

In 2013 Pink Ribbon hosts raised more than $1.4 million and helped to fund over 20,000 hours of research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer.

2014 registrations are now open. Visit www.partyforacure.org.au to register as a breakfast host.

About the National Breast Cancer Foundation:

The National Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading community-funded organisation in Australia raising money for research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer. Since NBCF was established in 1994, over $105 million has been awarded to more than over 370 Australian-based research projects to improve the health and wellbeing of those affected by breast cancer. For more information, visit www.nbcf.org.au

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