Pink ladies line Grosvenor Gardens in honour of breast cancer battlers through Pink Up Your Town event

Grosvenor Gardens in Victor Harbor was a sea of pink ladies on Monday, October 7 in honour of people affected by breast cancer.

A hundred cutouts of the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) emblem were planted around the garden edges, and a field of pink and white women stood in the middle of the grass, as part of the Pink Up Your Town event. Pink cutouts were planted in honour of those fighting or have beaten breast cancer, while white cutouts were in memoriam of those who lost the battle.

Mandy Boyd, who co-ordinated the event and the Breast of Friends group, said breast cancer was one of the most common types of cancer in women and it was important to acknowledge those dealing with the effects of the disease.

"The Mini Field of Women represents women who have succumbed to the disease, women battling breast cancer, and those who have overcome it," she said.

The cutouts were supplied by BCNA, who supports Pink Up Your Town alongside the McGrath Foundation, National Breast Cancer Foundation, and Cancer Council Australia.

City of Victor Harbor mayor Moira Jenkins was among the group who took part in the Mini Field of Women ceremony.

"We're here to show that Victor Harbor is a caring community, and to show support to all breast cnacer sufferers and survivors of our community," she said.

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