Christchurch goes pink: Pacific Radiology

Christchurch is turning pink this October to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The city will have 10 sites glowing in pink, joining more than 60 of New Zealand’s landmarks, streets and prominent buildings in a global campaign to shine a spotlight on the importance of detecting breast cancer early. They are:

• Bowker Fountain, 9-16 October
• Bridge of Remembrance, 9-16 October
• Christchurch Airport Terminal and the Airways Tower, 1-15 October
• Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, 1-14 and 16-31 October
• Christchurch Botanic Gardens, 9-16 October
• Fanfare Sculpture, 9-16 October
• New Brighton Pier, 9-16 October
• Robert Falcon Scott Memorial, 9-16 October
• Vaka ‘A Hina Sculpture, 9-16 October

The campaign runs throughout October, ending with Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s annual Pink Ribbon Street Appeal. On 27 and 28 October, 10,000 volunteers will be out in force throughout the country collecting donations for breast cancer research, education, and patient support.
The Pink Ribbon Walk is also taking place at North Hagley Park on Sunday 29 October to raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.
Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s chief executive, Ah-Leen Rayner, says October is the time to show support for the 3500 Kiwis (around 385 in Christchurch) diagnosed with breast cancer every year, and take action to end deaths from breast cancer. “Every donation makes a huge difference as we receive no government funding for our life-saving work,” Ah-Leen adds.
The Foundation is still seeking volunteers in Christchurch to collect for the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal. Visit

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ recommends considering annual mammograms from 40-49, then every two years from 50. Free mammograms through BreastScreen Aotearoa are available when you’re 45-69.
Partnering with Breastscreen Aotearoa, the highly trained Pacific Radiology mammographers, sonographers, and radiologists work very closely as part of multi-disciplinary breast care teams throughout New Zealand to ensure you have the best possible imaging and diagnostic solutions to inform and meet your individual specific breastcare needs.

Find the Pacific Radiology clinic closest to you via the website below and book in today.

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