Pink ladies line Grosvenor Gardens | PHOTOS

Pink lady cutouts are lining the Grosvenor Gardens in Victor Harbor on Monday in honour of the 18,000-plus people who will be diagnosed with breast cancer over the next 12 months.

Victor Harbor Breast Cancer Support Group coordinator Mandy Boyd ran a small ceremony in the morning, which was attended by members of the group, Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie, Member for Finniss David Basham, and City of Victor Harbor chief executive officer Victoria MacKirdy.

More than 300 pink ladies stand tall around the gardens as a conversation starter, Ms Boyd said.

“It’s to bring awareness to the public and bring it into the open,” she said.

“It represents the 18,000-plus people that will be diagnosed in 12 months – and 148 of them will be men.

“It needs to be talked about. We need the understanding and we need the support.”

A single white cutout stands in honour of the loved ones lost to breast cancer.

A special crocheted pink ribbon project collated by Port Elliot woman Deb Gregory stood proudly at the ceremony and will travel to other breast cancer-related events across the region when requested.