To everyone who joined us for
Pink Slips for Pink Ribbon Month - October 2021!
Your support and contributions were paramount to the success of our FIRST Pink Slips for Pink Ribbon Month!!
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
68,754 cases diagnosed in 2020 were women, with the most common cancer diagnosis being breast cancer
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?
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!
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!