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Pink Slips for Pink Ribbon Month - October 2022

Pink Slip For Pink Ribbon Month Dates

Pink Slips For Cancer

Starting: Monday 3rd October

Last Day: Monday 31st October

Stuff Cancer - Let's Coffee

Sunday 16th October 2022

10:30am - 2:30pm 

Drive in for your free coffee and make a donation to the Cancer Council. 

During the month of October, Barr Automotive will be a community fundraiser for Cancer Council.

Every Registration Check* (AKA Pink Slip) we conduct in the month of October, the $43 fee will be donated to the Cancer Council. 

Registration not due but you want to contribute? Drive in for our drive through op up coffee event: Stuff Cancer - Let's Coffee

*Registration check bookings are essential

Pink Slips for Pink Ribbon Month 2021

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STUFF CANCER - LET'S COFFEE CANCELATION

2021 lockdowns saw the cancellation of our inaugural Stuff Cancer - Let's Coffee event. 

Although we were disappointed, the safety of our community came first. 

We have set up a Do It For Cancer fundraising page for anyone who wants to donate directly to the Cancer Council or cannot join us in October

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Our Story

Before we begin, let's just say it. Cancer Sucks!

Father’s Day 2020, a shot to the heart when we found out that cancer had struck our family. How could this be? This didn’t happen to us! We are in the midst of a pandemic... What!? Confusion and shock reigned. 

But it did - Igor's father was diagnosed with stage 4 Bowel Cancer, it was aggressive and had moved into his liver. 

It was heartbreaking and a defining moment for our family. Of course, we knew about cancer, but it was never a reality for us because we were not being touched by it directly. We took it pretty hard, Igor read up on cancer prevention and realised diet had a lot to do with it. He immediately became vegetarian, and then vegan. I (Lydia, your trusty narrator, business partner and wife of the square-jawed man you know as Igor) eventually followed suit.

To date, Niko Stjepanovic (that silver fox on the left) has been one of the more fortunate patients. So far he has positively reacted to chemotherapy, been through one of many surgeries to come and his current trajectory is looking positive.

However, not everyone is blessed with a more positive outlook, which is why we decided we needed to do something to aid Australia's support to other cancer patients, their families and join the fight against cancer. Even if we can only do it for a month every year, help us fight cancer together!

2020 Cancer Statistics In Australia*

In 2020 there was an estimated 145,483 cancer cases diagnosed

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68,754 cases diagnosed in 2020 were women, with the most common cancer diagnosis being breast cancer

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76,729 cases diagnosed in 2020 were men, with the most common cancer diagnosed being prostate cancer

48,099 souls were lost to cancer in Australia in 2020

* Statistics from Cancer Australia. For more information go to https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/affected-cancer/what-cancer/cancer-australia-statistics 

Why Registration Checks & Coffee?

In NSW we are required to do a registration check (or pink slip) every year. So we thought why can't we use pink slips as a chance as a conversation starter and a donation kickstart! The coffee? Well, we love coffee, so everyone does... right?

If every pink slip for just one month of the year was used to support the fight against cancer, we could make a sizeable impact.

Then we thought - what if this became a movement? What if even 10% of mechanics in NSW joined the cause? How much of an impact could we make then?

So here we are; our first year (with many more to come) as a community fundraiser dedicating our efforts through pink slips and coffee in reaching a cancer-free future

Did you know you can get your registration check done 6 months in advance?* So get your registration checks done early help us support the cancer council toward a cancer free future!

*Conditions apply: Check with Service NSW to see if you qualify to get your registration check done early!

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