Hundreds turn pink for Pink Ribbon Run at CQUniversity
IT WAS a sea of pink yesterday at the CQUniversity sports oval.
That was the dress code for more than 460 people as they hit the road for the Pink Ribbon Run in support of Breast Cancer awareness.
Some participants were running for fitness, others to be involved in a community event but for Rockhampton's Michelle Kitchen, who participated in the 4km run, the event was a symbol of support for a friend.
Michelle, 46, said she decided to run in honour of her friend.
"I did it for fun and also for my friend who was diagnosed a few years ago with breast cancer, who's now a survivor," she said.
"I believe everyone should get behind these great events and raise awareness for breast cancer."
For Sonya Enkelmann, yesterday's event was about supporting women who face the climbing statistics of breast cancer.
"As a woman, and breast cancer being a reality at some point in our lives or touching a family member, it's important to raise awareness as much as possible," she said.
"We support a lot of local events when we can and it's good that the proceeds go towards a great cause."
Rockhampton Road Runners president and event organiser Jacob Williams said the number of participants kept increasing every year.
"We have this event every year and this year was the biggest we've had with 468 entrants which is great as we had about 250 last year," he said. "October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so it's great for the community to get involved and raise a profile of it so everyone's aware of it."