This year McMahon Services, Intract Australia and Ballestrin got involved in a big way with the Real Men Wear Pink! sponsorship drive to raise money for life-changing breast cancer research for the national breast cancer foundation.
The Foundation was aiming to raise $1.5 million to fund research that harnesses the powerful data from genetic testing so that all women and men with a high risk of inheriting breast cancer have information and choices that could prevent them being affected by breast cancer.
Breast cancer is a disease of the genes; when genes go wrong they can cause cancer. A greater understanding of the genetic factors in the development of breast cancer is key to preventing and ultimately eradicating breast cancer.
In Australia, 17,500 women and 175 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. McMahon Services Real Men Wear Pink! participants included Craig Bond, Brenton Vogelsang and Nigel Sutton in South Australia, Phil Bubner in Western Australia, Adam Breen in Queensland, Mel Hudson in New South Wales and Mick Laidler in the Northern Territory. Ballestrin was represented by Brett Ordner in South Australia and Intract by Michael Rotumah in the Northern Territory.
All participants wore pink branded shirts and other variations of pin clothing during the fundraiser period of 12th to 18th of June.
Their efforts and drive for this cause were outstanding and we commend them all.