With October being the annual Breast Cancer Awareness month what better time to explore the ways we can help the BCNA do the great work they do.
We know lots of us have great intentions of giving back or donating to such causes, but the thought of hosting a fundraising event towards the silly end of the year can be a little daunting for most.
So here are some other great ways we can all help the BCNA raises the critical funds they need.
1. Sign up for the Carmans Women's Fun Run.
Held on the first Sunday of December each year at Catani Gardens in St Kilda, the Carmans Women's Fun Run has an event for participants of all fitness levels. The atmosphere on the day is second to none, with the reward of completing the course distance of your choice a great bonus to helping raise money for the BCNA
2. Visit a DinePink restaurant or cafe.
Check out the list of participating eateries via DinePink to turn your next meet up in to an extra positive interaction. Different establishments have different ways of raising funds, from adding $1 to your bill, serving up fundraising pink Latte's or swapping their tips jar for a donations tin.
3. Get on board the Christmas Card program
BCNA partner Hello Sunday are giving you the go ahead to get Christmas started (and more importantly organised!) with their range of Christmas Cards that help support the BCNA.
4. Shop via She Science online for $5 from each sale to be donated to BCNA
From October 22 - 24th use coupon code BCNA to make your online purchase count. All sales with the coupon code BCNA will have $5 donated to the Breast Cancer Australia Network. Plus, we'll have some great special offers on during this time to add extra value to your transaction!
5. Shop with your local participating Pink Butcher
'Shopping small', which means to support your local stores, is a term that means a lot to our small business. We love this initiative as it promotes 'shopping small' and the good work of the BCNA in one hit. Find a locally owned butcher that's participating in the 'Pink Butcher' campaign for October to help raise funds for the BCNA. Each Butcher will support the campaign financially in different ways from donating $ for special items, giving a % of each sale or hosting Saturday morning sausage sizzles.
In all honestly there are tons of ways we can help raise money for the Breast Cancer Network Australia. Check out this calendar for how you can get involved this Breast Cancer Awareness month - but as we all know it doesn't stop on October 31st - many of these initiatives are year wide.