Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Real Men Wear Pink for Cancer Awareness

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Real Men Wear Pink for Cancer Awareness

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Byline: Alison Paterson alison.paterson@northernstar.com.au

IF YOU see a bloke decked out in something pink this week, there's a good chance he's donned it to raise funds for breast cancer research.

From June 12--18, Lismore's Philip Gibson will be leading the charge for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, by wearing anything from fuchsia to sugar via flamingo pink and will pull out all the stops on Friday to get his message across.

He said being a real man was about stepping up and helping those in need and wearing a pink tie, jacket, socks or t-shirt was a good way to get the message across.

"This June I am getting pinked and raising funds to save lives," he said.

"While men don't usually wear a lot of pink, if you feel a bit uncomfortable in this colour, it's insignificant compared to what women diagnosed with breast cancer go through."

Goonellabah's Coffee Time cafe proprietor Deb Nabbo said she would be donating 20c for every coffee sold on Friday for Mr Gibson's campaign. …

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