Last Wednesday Harvest Blue Cafe & Bistro hosted a successful Pink Ribbon Breakfast combining great food and great music.
A host of local businesses and sponsors donated services and items for a fundraising auction including gift baskets, window cleaning, meats and flowers, raising a total of $1770.
“It was a great effort enjoyed by all,” said Harvest Blue’s Vanessa Willem “with special thanks to Gabby and Rachel for their amazing music throughout breakfast and Kate Cotching for her beautiful singing. We look forward to doing it again next year.”
Over 2000 kiwis nationwide hosted a Pink Ribbon Breakfast last year, raising awareness about breast cancer, and over a million dollars for cancer research.
And the Mangawhai effort doesn’t end there.
Liz and the girls at Dizzy Lizzy’s in Wood St will host a Pink Ribbon Brunch on Saturday May 30 from 11pm.
Tickets are $40 and include hot finger food, drinks, entry gifts, and Jo Cotton & The Mermaids as entertainment.
“We have a target of $500 to raise,” says Liz “and I’m sure the Mermaids will be great value in helping to meet our target.”
Medical professionals promote regular breast screening to help with early detection. Around 2,750 women (and a few men) are diagnosed with breast cancer each year with around 650 dying from the disease.
MORNING MUSIC: Rachel Pierard on cello and Gabrielle Freeman on violin (above) joined young singer Kate Cotching as entertainment for the Pink Ribbon Breakfast at Harvest Blue Cafe.