Judi Adams is a valued fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. You may recall an article we published in May about Lumin8 Hobart on her behalf. Judi is not one to rest on her laurels, as you’ll gather from the upcoming opportunities for Tasmanians to help and connect with the worthwhile charity.

Lumin8 Hobart - Take Your Tops Off for Breast Cancer Research

Breast Cancer Research (photo supplied)

National Breast Cancer Foundation

by Judi Adams

Breast Cancer affects 1 in 8 Australian women and 1% of the male population. In Tasmania over 14,000 residents will be diagnosed in 2013-14. With research into prevention and cure, this figure can be dramatically reduced. The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is the leading community-funded national organisation in Australia raising money for research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer.

Currently the NBCF does not receive any financial support from the government to assist in the work that they fund. The NBCF has the aspirational goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030. Only through further research can we collectively achieve this goal. More on the work of the NBCF can be found at online at the National Breast Cancer Foundation website.

The Hobart Volunteer Committee works hard across a number of events each year to raise funds and is proudly supporting the NBCF. As well as hosting fund raising events, participating in community events, and promoting the Mother’s Day Classic and Pink Ribbons campaigns in Hobart, we also work to promote the Register 4 initiative, a free online service aimed to put researchers in touch with willing research participants in a safe and confidential online facility.

Our Hobart events are aimed at raising awareness of the work of the NBCF and also provide much needed funds to continue research for prevention and cure of breast cancer and these funds are helping to find the answers to those many remaining questions about breast cancer.

Since the NBCF was established in 1994, over $95 million has been raised and awarded to over 300 research projects across every state and territory, to improve the health and wellbeing of those affected by breast cancer.

Hobart events such a Lumin8 Hobart gala events, the Shannons Take Your Tops Off for Breast Cancer Research car show, and the Think Pink Cup and Pink Ribbons Luncheon all have collectively raised over $300,000 net profit for the NBCF since 2004. This result has only been able to be achieved via the widespread community support that these events attracts.

Prize donations, sponsorship alignments, and resources and in kind support has meant these Hobart events have been able to succeed and achieve such a wonderful result of net profits for the charity.

Upcoming future events for Hobart include:

19 January 2014 – Pink Ribbons Luncheon to coincide with Betfair Guineas Day

1 February 2014 – A free family fun day planned at the GASP! Montrose Bay

7 February 2014 – The MO-Town Hobart Cup Ball at MONA

The Hobart Volunteer Committee thanks the community for the support that they have provided since 2004 at all the events held to date, and looks forward to welcoming guests to one of our events in 2014.

Events: National Breast Cancer Foundation

Pink Ribbons Luncheon, Betfair Guineas Day

Sunday 19 January 2014

The National Breast Cancer Foundation will again host the “Pink Ribbons Luncheon” at Tattersall’s Park to mark the commencement of the Summer Racing Carnival and the running of the 2014 Betfair Guineas.

Contact the Tasmanian Racing Club to book early on (03) 6272 9492. Tickets cost $75 per head. The luncheon will feature fashion prizes for men and women, raffle and door prizes, a two course luncheon with bubbles on arrival, a fashion parade coordinated by Sharee Marshall and Ci Simon as well as live on course racing throughout the day.

A lipstick lounge, Sharee Marshall and Ci Simon Pop Up Shops, and Ultimate Lolly Banquet will also be available for guests.

All proceeds from fund raising on the day will be donated to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Free Family Fun Day at the GASP!

Saturday 1 February 2014

A free community day of family fun is planned for February 1st at the Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park (GASP!). The Hobby Horse and Kite Day at the GASP! will encourage families to get involved in a home project to build a kite or a hobby horse to use at the free family friendly event (weather permitting).

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (Hobart) committee hopes to find community support via local firms, schools, and other bodies to assist with promoting this event and envisage some on the day activities such as face painting and prizes for attendees.

We also hope to source donated supplies to enable a template kit for hobby horses and some silk particularly racing silks for kites. It is hoped interested parties may assist with the cutting of hobby horse head templates to be made available to families to then decorate and make a hobby horse and to have a central point where families can collect these and also some silk particularly old racing silks if they prefer to make a kite.

Families will then have the summer holiday break to prepare their hobby horse or kite ahead of the February fun day. A wonderful visual display of kites and hobby horses will then converge on the GASP! on that day to celebrate and enjoy some outdoor recreational activity at the Montrose foreshore.

The family kite and hobby horse day will not be a fund raiser. All fund raising for the NBCF will be occurring at our planned Hobart Cup Ball on February 7. This day is about a community event and enjoying the recreational space at GASP! with a horse and racing related theme.

Mo-Town Races and Hobart Cup Ball

Friday 7 February 2014

The Tasmanian Racing Club and National Breast Cancer Foundation invite you to enjoy a fabulous all-inclusive evening of pure indulgence at MONA. Get yourself a berth on the MR1 ferry, departing at 6.30pm and cruise to MONA for an evening of fine food, wine, and entertainment. Dance with Motown sounds courtesy of “Manhattan”. The night will feature a charity art sale of works by renowned sculptor Dr Chris Edwards. All charity funds raised on the night will be donated to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Contact Debra Thurley on 0400 662 382 or NBCF Volunteer Chair Judi Adams on 0415 294 610 for more information. To book tickets for the Long Table style event ($175 per head) contact MONA by phone (03) 6277 9900.

Numbers are strictly limited so book early to secure your seats! Complete your experience by staying overnight at MONA. Accommodation onsite at The Pavilions is limited so for those wanting to stay on after dinner and enjoy a night at MONA book NOW on (03) 6277 9900. All profits and donations raised from this event will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

All early-bird ticket buyers purchasing prior to December 30 will go into the draw to win two tickets to the 2013 Hobart Cup luncheon courtesy of the Tasmanian Racing Club and will be delivered to and from the luncheon in a classic vehicle as arranged by Shannons.