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Get your pink race outfit ready – the 10th Pink Ribbon Cup Raceday is around the corner!

July 3rd, 2017

This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of the largest fundraising event in Queensland for the National Breast Cancer Foundation – the Pink Ribbon Cup Raceday! This must attend fundraising event on the Gold Coast is a regular in the NBCF calendar and has raised an unbelievable $90,503 for breast cancer research last year!

The woman behind this incredible day, Robyn Cameron, is one of our most dedicated fundraisers and a two-time breast cancer survivor. Robyn is not only the founder of the Pink Ribbon Cup Raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club, she is also an all-round superwoman!

Robyn has been the driving force behind many committees including the Global Illumination Gold Coast Committee, the Gold Coast Fundraising & Volunteer Committee and the Mother’s Day Classic Gold Coast Committee. She also supports other fundraisers and donates her time to speak at their events and has received the National Breast Cancer Foundation Patron’s Award.

Celebrating its 10th year in 2017, the Pink Ribbon Cup Raceday has become a popular fixture on the Gold Coast social calendar and this year is proudly supported by the inaugural Ambassadors Jake Ellis, 2016 Bachelorette finalist, and Charli Robinson, Getaway presenter and original Hi-5 member.

“We are thrilled Charli and Jake have agreed to join us for our 10th anniversary. Both are passionate about the Gold Coast and helping us raise vital funds for NBCF” noted Robyn.  With the support of this year’s Ambassadors, Robyn is aiming to raise a record breaking $100,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Ambassador role is one that is very close to Jake Ellis’ heart, with his mum being diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago. “My family has been deeply affected by this disease. Everyone has fought or is fighting some kind of battle in their life, everyone has a journey and a story to go with it. This is the reason I’m so passionate about sharing my family’s story.”

As a breast cancer survivor, Robyn appreciates the connection the Ambassadors bring to the event. “Jake epitomises the impact a breast cancer diagnosis can have on the family. Not only the sons who have had their mother diagnosed with breast cancer, but all males who’ve had a loved one impacted by breast cancer.” said Robyn.

Due to the popularity of the fundraiser, Robyn has moved the event to the Gold Coast Turf Club’s Event Centre this year, expecting 800 fashionable race-goers to attend and raise vital funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

“We are looking forward to taking over the Event Centre on Saturday 23rd September. We have lots of activities, more sponsors and bigger, better prizes to be won. We are also thrilled to welcome back Birkbecks as our naming rights sponsor for the second year. They will once again donate a spectacular piece for us to raffle. And of course, the Gold Coast Turf Club are generously offering free main gate entry with a gold coin donation to anyone wearing pink,”, Robyn continues.

Every year, Robyn works tirelessly for an even better event and puts all her time and heart into organising the Pink Ribbon Cup, so get your diary out – this is one you won’t want to miss!

Date:     Saturday, 23rd September

Venue: Gold Coast Turf Club Event Centre, Racecourse Drive, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Tickets: $150 pp (includes 5 hour drinks package from 11.30am, buffet lunch and afternoon tea)

$1,500 per table of 10

$2,500 per premium table of 10 (includes 5 hours of Pink Moet, buffet lunch and afternoon tea)

To purchase your tickets for the event, please visit: http://www.gctc.com.au/event/pink-ribbon-cup-raceday/ or email pinkribboncupraceday@gmail.com for any questions or partnership enquiries.

We are really thankful for Robyn’s commitment and wonderful support over the years. She has raised an incredible $​305,000 ​for vital breast cancer research with the Pink Ribbon Cup Raceday and has significantly contributed to our goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030. The National Breast Cancer Foundation receives no government funding, so it’s entirely thanks to people like Robyn, that we are able to fund research into the detection, prevention and better treatments of breast cancer.

We are excited and looking forward to this year’s 10th Pink Ribbon Cup Raceday and can’t wait to see what Robyn has been working on!