Raising awareness for breast cancer
Helping to encourage conversations about the support role men can play in early breast cancer detection.See our handpicked guides to Newcastle
Gary and Matt started Tradies Support the Ladies after their own partners were diagnosed with breast cancer and both wished they had known more.
“It was two months before Tanya was diagnosed when she had complained about having a sore breast. If we had known that it can happen at such a young age [at just 36] and even without a family history of it, maybe we could’ve done something sooner. If we had have known more about the symptoms of breast cancer maybe all the treatment that followed could’ve been a choice not a necessity.”
So they proposed this- wear a Pink Shirt on Friday to start a conversation.
In Newcastle you can buy your pink shirts from Hip Pocket Workwear & Safety in both Wallsend and Maitland so you can help them share this message and start wearing pink on Fridays.
10% of all shirts sold will go to the Cancer Council NSW to continue raising awareness of all types of cancers. You can then send them a message with your work photo when you are in your pink shirt on Fridays for your chance to win Pink Tradie of the Week.