Buns put the bite on cancer

Ocean Grove Bakers Delight franchisee Craig Humphrey, Julie Rodger and Bakers Delight joint-CEOs Lesley and Roger Gillespie 153259_02

LOCAL breast cancer survivor Julie Rodger and Bakers Delight will roll up their sleeves to raise funds for cancer support during the Pink Bun Campaign.
Bakers Delight Ocean Grove will join nearly 600 bakeries across Australia raising funds for Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) until 11 May.
“The support BCNA provides to Australians diagnosed with breast cancer simply wouldn’t be possible without the ongoing generosity of Bakers Delight,” Julie said.
“Last year the Pink Bun Campaign raised more than $1.8 million in support of women just like me.”
During the campaign, in its 11th year, Bakers Delight donates 100 per cent of pink bun sales to BCNA.
Julie thanked Bakers Delight on behalf anyone who had been affected by breast cancer.
“When I walk into Bakers Delight Ocean Grove and see it all pinked up during the Pink Bun Campaign each year, I feel so supported,” she said.
“And I know other breast cancer survivors in the community feel the same way.”
BCNA’s chief executive Christine Nolan said that nearly 16,000 Australians would be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
Every day 43 women in Australia are diagnosed with breast cancer and seven will lose their lives to the disease.
Christine said the pink bun sales would help support the BCNA’s work, including the “My Journey Kit”.
The My Journey Kit is a free resource for people newly diagnosed with breast cancer, reaching 80 per cent of Australians affected by the disease.
“We want to reach 100 per cent of people diagnosed and our work is not done until we reach everyone,” Christine said.
“Over the course of the partnership Bakers Delight has raised more than $15 million for BCNA and we are so grateful for this support.”