Breast Cancer Foundation president Jaewynn McKay said the unexpected gift added to a very successful month of fundraising which culminated in a special show of 50 muumuus at Ngatipa, the residence of the New Zealand High Commissioner, on Saturday night.
“It was a fantastic thing for the school children to do and they raised the money by holding a mufti day.
The Foundation’s launch of PINK October got off to a great start at the beginning of the month with a breakfast meeting at Salsa, featuring special guest Anne Thorp.
Thorp is known as “the Maori Queen of Cuisine” and is a breast cancer survivor. Fundraising and health awareness activities continued through the month and included a first-ever “pink breakfast,” which attracted an enthusiastic crowd and plenty of attention on Manihiki.