Breast cancer designs have appeal

Monday October 05, 2015 Written by Release Published in Health
Artist Kay George’s whimsical design has a distinct tropical theme. Artist Kay George’s whimsical design has a distinct tropical theme.

Earlier this year the Cook Islands Breast Cancer Foundation and the 50th celebrations committee called on local designers and would-be designers to craft designs for t-shirts and singlets commemorating this year’s annual breast cancer appeal.


The competition was open to anyone and the only stipulation was that it should incorporate both the CI Breast Cancer Foundation logo possibly with the 50th Celebrations logo.

“We wanted the one-off clothing we sell during this year’s Pink October to do the talking for all those who can’t,” says Foundation president Jaewynn McKay.

“Kay George and Edna Torea-Allan are the artists responsible for these two designs. Kay’s popular  “market ladies” design has taken on the pink bows and looks great and Edna’s 15 bows design is representative of women through our country and our love of flowers.

“I hope the general public will be as rapt with these new creations as the Foundation is.” McKay said.

The t-shirts will be on sale for $25 every Saturday this month at the CIBCF stall at the Punanga Nui market, starting from tomorrow when the New Zealand Maori “queen of cuisine” Anne Thorp will there. Next week they will also be available at The Art Studio in Arorangi.             

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