BRIGHT IDEA: Elaine McIntosh, Kathy Nielsen and Kelsey Kane are among the organisers of this year’s Pink Ribbon Breakfast, raising money for breast cancer research, on October 11.
BRIGHT IDEA: Elaine McIntosh, Kathy Nielsen and Kelsey Kane are among the organisers of this year’s Pink Ribbon Breakfast, raising money for breast cancer research, on October 11. Mike Richardsglapldy

Gladstone's working women targeted for pink ribbon breakfast

IT'S all in aid of breast cancer awareness.

Kathy Nielsen, Kelsey Kane and Elaine McIntosh are some of this year's Cancer Council Pink Ribbon Breakfast organisers.

"It's all about getting people aware about breast cancer and to raise money," Kelsey said.

The three ladies have all experienced the burden of breast cancer, and come out the other side.

Kelsey described it as a tragic disease.

"No cancer's nice to have; you just have to keep going on. We just try not to dwell on the sad side of it."

"It's like a lot of other things in life, you can't do anything about it, when you're told you have breast cancer, you can't say, 'no thank you, I don't want that'. You just have to do everything you can," Kathy continued.

They explained the idea of holding a fundraising breakfast was to gain the support of working girls, because it's over by 9am.

"Everything's donated, the guest speaker, the music, the prizes... and all the money goes straight to Breast Cancer Queensland," Kathy said.

Although they said they loved their roles as volunteers for the Cancer Council, they agreed they needed more support.

"There's not a family that cancer hasn't touched in some way, but trying to get new recruits is hard," Kelsey said.

They agreed it would be nice to have some younger people involved.

As of last week, there were around 110 tickets to the breakfast sold already.

Pick up your tickets from Strictly Feminine Fantasy Rags, 87 Goondoon St, for $30.

The Pink Ribbon Breakfast is on Friday, October 11, at the Gladstone Golf Club from 7-9am.

Music is by Tracey Smith and Lucy Boyd and featured guest speaker Vicki James will entertain the crowd.