Thank you to all who hosted a Pink Ribbon Breakfast in 2012 as we raised a further $2 million for breast cancer research
About Pink Ribbon Breakfast
The Pink Ribbon Breakfast Campaign began over 10 years ago as an initiative of the National Breast Cancer Foundation to raise funds for breast cancer research. Over that time, hundreds of thousands of Australians have attended and donated to breakfast held across the country. And, with the help of that support, the National Breast Cancer Foundation has been able to fund 241 research grants.
Whether you hold a morning tea, a big breakfast event in your community or a get-together in your office, the donations collected will make a difference to people with breast cancer.
Since Pink Ribbon Breakfast began, 241 grants have been funded
Pink Ribbon Breakfast is an event for everyone. Whether you are an individual or a business it’s an easy, fun way to raise funds for breast cancer research. We encourage you to utilise one of these ideas to get started fundraising.
Research gives me hope for the future, which is why I chose to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), an organisation that exists to fund breast cancer research.- Jen Reid
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Over the years Pink Ribbon Breakfast hosts have raised millions of dollars that have directly funded research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer. With your help we can continue to fund these essential research projects and strive towards the goal of a future without breast cancer.
Planning your breakfast
- First, get your idea in place—determine the who (invites), when (day and time) and where (home, school, office, event space). Once you have made those decisions, half of the work is done.
- Get the word out there—invite friends, family and colleagues to your event. If you know a fair number of people will not able to attend your actual event, ask them to donate to this great cause. Remember that people you are connected with in the community might be willing to help as well. Utilise those connections to bring your event to the next level—donations of food, raffle prizes and event space are a great place to start.
- Make sure you have all of your logistics in place. Knowing your budget, your fundraising goal and the ways you are going to raise funds will give you a great structure for your event.
- Enjoy your event! You can feel very proud of yourself and of the amazing guests who have supported the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s work in breast cancer research. Your Pink Ribbon Breakfast event is making a difference in the lives of women today and in the future.
- Keep in mind all of those people who helped you host your event as well as all of your donors. A simple “thank you” goes a long way and will help to solidify help in the future.
Ideas for your event
These ideas have been successful for our Pink Ribbon Breakfast Events hosts in years past. Take a look at these suggestions to see if any of them would fit your event.
- Have your breakfast at work and ask your employer to match the funds raised during the event.
- Raffle off prizes donated from your community.
- Ask your friends to bring their “signature dish” and sell servings to all who attend your event.
- Play a game—pull out your favourite trivia or board game and ask people to pay to play.
- Cook breakfast (or any meal!) and ask people to pay what they usually would if they ordered food from a restaurant.
- Ask for a donation for individuals to attend your event.
- Have a balloon raffle—blow up balloons before your event and insert prizes or raffle tickets into some of the balloons. Guests can purchase the balloons upon entry and pop them all at the same time to find out who won what.
If you have a great idea, share it with us so we can tell the Pink Ribbon Breakfast community! Email your new and novel ideas to PinkRibbonBreakfast@nbcf.org.au
Enjoy your event! You can feel very proud of yourself and of the amazing guests who have supported the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s work in breast cancer research. Your Pink Ribbon Breakfast event is making a difference in the lives of women today and in the future.