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Radio Hunter Valley have gone pink in June

Monday 29 June, 2020
Radio Hunter Valley, 2NM and PowerFM, went pink in June to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation. 
Jessica Rouse, Pete Holland and Grant Maling coloured their hair pink as a part of the Foundation's #GoPink 2020 fundraiser which encourages people across the country to "wear it, shave it, or colour it" to raise money for research into a cancer that almost 20,000 men and women will be diagnosed with this year. 
Jessica said, “We had a goal of $1,200 but have surpassed that to raise more than $4,600 thanks to support from Bengalla Mining Company, Mangoola Open Cut mine, Glencore, DK Heavy Plant Services, Pirtek and some amazing individual donations from across the Upper Hunter.
Grant Maling said, "There's two things I absolutely love doing, supporting a great cause and bleaching my hair. When I read about the National Breast Cancer Foundation's GOPINK initiative, I needed to be involved and knew that doing it through the station we'd get some big companies to donate some big dollars to the foundation!
"Cancer is something that has affected most if not everyone in one way or another. That was the main reason behind all three of us getting behind this cause and driving it hard through the station's socials and on air. Every little bit helps."
Pete Holland added, "I wanted to participate due to my mum having a scare a long time ago.
"I also wanted to raise awareness about the fact that not many men realise they can also contract breast cancer. Especially after I learnt this I wanted to go pink to make more men realise it can happen to them and they should keep an eye on it."

Jessica Rouse said, "I've always supported anything to do with breast cancer awareness because often it's easy to think you won't be affected by it or you couldn't possibly be diagnosed, but with 20,000 people being diagnosed this year with breast cancer the chances are you very well could and I think more people need to take it seriously."
"I have personally had a scare and even though I thought I can't possibly have breast cancer because I'm young, I went through getting the biopsies and ultrasounds, thankfully my lump was benign, but I knew it was something I had to take seriously just in case.
"I've seen loved ones go through a diagnosis, and treatment, so anything I can do to raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of getting checked I'm up for! Even if it meant bleaching and dying my hair which I have never done before now!"
The fund raising will continue until the end of the month.






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