Pink Tradie 2021
For the months of August and September, Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is putting a call out to tradies across Australia, asking them to pull on a Pink Tradie beanie and a pair of BCNA pink socks to support the 20,030 Australians expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
The Pink Tradie campaign encourages tradies to pink up at work, host a fundraising event and start a conversation with their workmates about breast cancer, all while helping BCNA provide essential information and support services for those affected.
To pink up your workplace, Pink Tradie merchandise is available on our website at https://pinksportsday.bcna.org.au/store and this year we have introduced a special Pink Tradie beanie sure to keep you warm onsite during winter.
Tradies are also encouraged to host a fundraising event to help raise funds for BCNA. You might want to host a morning tea or BBQ at work, or a golf day or trivia night for a bit of competitive fun. Perhaps a head-shave is more your thing, or you might source some great prizes and host a raffle. However you decide to celebrate Pink Tradie this year, you will be supporting the 55 Australian’s diagnosed with breast cancer each day. You can donate or create a fundraising page at https://bcna.grassrootz.com/bcna-pink-tradie-2021.
Pink Tradie Ambassador
This year, apprentice boiler maker, Matt Cutuli from Mourilyan, Qld is supporting our Pink Tradie campaign. Matt is calling on fellow tradies to pink up on the job site and support the work of BCNA to help thousands of Australians diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Three years ago, Matt's beloved Nanna, Lorraine lost her battle with breast cancer. Lorraine was a passionate advocate for BCNA and helped support many others in Mourilyan also diagnosed with breast cancer. Matt and his family joined Lorraine in many breast cancer fundraising activities over the years and Matt is continuing this generous legacy during the Pink Tradie campaign in honour of his Nanna.
Matt spent his life living next door to his Nanna and Nonno and loved seeing them every day. “Nanna was a massive inspiration for everyone that met her. She showed me that it feels great to help others. I am doing this in her honour because, although I will never be able to fill her boots, I know she would be proud of me”.
Lorraine continued to work in retail while going through her breast cancer treatments thanks to a supportive employer who allowed her to take leave when needed. While fortunate to have private health cover and financial stability, Lorraine’s experience is an example of what a good support at work looks like and highlights what rights you may be entitled to during treatment.
We have no doubt that Lorraine would be so proud of Matt for his support of our BCNA 2021 Pink Tradie campaign and continuing her work to help people affected by breast cancer.
Pink Tradie Campaign Impact
This year’s campaign highlights the financial implications of breast cancer for people diagnosed. The cost of scans, tests and treatment, along with potentially needing to stop work or take time off can cause another layer of great stress for individuals and families. BCNA offers support by providing information about work and breast cancer for people diagnosed and employers, as well as referring people to services that can provide aid and additional information about your rights in the workplace. BCNA continues to advocate with, and for, people with breast cancer, while working with government, private health insurers, health professionals and others to ensure everyone can access affordable treatment and care.
Pink Tradie Competition
The BCNA Pink Tradie photo competition is back! Be sure to pink up in BCNA merchandise, post your photos to social media and use the hashtag #BCNApinktradie, to go into the draw to win a $500 gift card from our campaign supporter Middy’s Electrical.
About Middy’s Electrical
Trading since 1928, Middy’s is Australia’s largest family owned and independent electrical wholesaler, servicing electrical contractors, industry, data & security installers and retail through our national 100+ branch network. Middy’s offers you more with specialist services through Electrical, TechEnergy, Industrial and Infrastructure solutions, supporting customers with energy efficiency, from lighting to solar, home and building automation, security, audio visual and more by supplying brands you know and trust.”