Real men 'get pinked' for cancer research

Real Men Wear Pink: Justin Lamerton, Dan Whale, Col Murray and Murray Lang are all 'pinked up'. Photo: Peter Hardin 070617PHC004

Real Men Wear Pink: Justin Lamerton, Dan Whale, Col Murray and Murray Lang are all 'pinked up'. Photo: Peter Hardin 070617PHC004

Tamworth regional council workers are throwing their weight behind a campaign raising funds for breast cancer research. 

“Real Men Wear Pink”, which runs from June 12 to 18, is part of a national campaign encouraging men to “Get Pinked” to raise $1.5m for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Tamworth Region Mayor Col Murray said the campaign is a fun way to help support the researchers who are “doing amazing work”.

“This campaign is a bit of fun to be involved in, but the message is a serious one,” he said.

Council will host a number of  fundraising events, including a breakfast at depots in Manilla, Barraba and Tamworth and hopes other businesses will jump on board. To donate or join the campaign visit www.realmenwearpink.org.au