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Think Pink Close Shave

15 / 07 / 2014 Article by: Damian Kawa
Lovorno with Alycia Hall who wears the Think Pink Day silks to help promote the big day last year
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With the move to Launceston for this year, the local racing industry in Tasmania has proven that they are fully behind the upcoming Think Pink Cup, where items including stallion service fees, sporting and general items are donated by local and interstate firms, ready for these to be auctioned on the day for charity.

Since this event began in Hobart, it has raised over $200,000.00 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Moving to Launceston for the first time for the seventh year of this annual event, race day Chair Judi Adams has also made some changes for the benefit of the guests attending in the North of the State, including arranging a young race goers area in the refurbished Colours Room at the Tote Racing Centre, complete with it’s own prizes, entertainment by way of a DJ and live music, and finger food and a lolly banquet. This complements the formal dining upstairs in Silks Restaurant.

No one has embraced this day more than local racing workers Jason Maskiell and Adam Emery. Both Jason and Adam work in the racing industry and both have been touched by cancer within their families. For this reason, Jason and Adam are seeking pledges from the public to donate to the cause, even if they are unable to attend on the day. To show their determination to support this worthy cause, these young men are preparing to have the ultimate shave for charity at this race day, reminding people to ‘think pink’ on Saturday 19 July, and to assist the cause in this public way, raising funds via this event for breast cancer research.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation has a goal to ensure zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030, and it is via community fund raising events such as this popular race day that the not for profit charity raises the money required to fund research projects that ultimately assist the 1 in 8 women and 1% of men diagnosed each year in Tasmania.

If the public wishes to support the Think Pink Close Shave, donations can be made on the day. For those who are unable to attend, but still wished to support Jason and Adam in their Think Pink Close Shave, please visit Sharee Marshall’s store in Launceston, contact Judi Adams on eventstas@gmail.com in Hobart, or donations can be made securely online at the following site.

https://my.nbcf.org.au/donate

Donations of $2 or more are tax decuctible.

The Think Pink Close Shave will occur at the Tote Racing Centre Sat 19 July just after the conclusion of race one on the program.