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49 Aveo communities go pink annually and have raised over $1.2M for breast cancer research

Aveo, one of the nation’s largest retirement village operators, has a great workforce.

Every October, an increasing number of staff and residents go pink, to raise money for breast cancer research.

49 of its communities took part last year and 46 funding raising events took place, raising $94,487.32.

You name it the Aveo teams have done it: pink breakfasts, morning and high teas, BBQs/sausage sizzles; pink champagne dinners, themed events with live entertainment, trivia nights, cakes decorating competitions and sampling, bra pink pong, plastic duck fishing, chopstick hunting, and many more.

The PA Research Foundation CEO Damian Topp has even attended some of the fund raising events.

In total the workers and residents at Aveo have collected more than $1.2 million for Project Pink since starting fundraising in 2016 to support The University of Queensland Frazer Institute (formerly UQ Diamantina Institute) Group Leader Associate Professor Fiona Simpson and her team to progress their breast cancer research.

The Frazer Institute has commenced their phase two safety trial for HER2-positive breast cancer patients.

Pictured are the Pink team at Aveo Bayview Gardens on Sydney’s Northern Beaches: Alison Bennett, Melinda Akehurst, Adam Vesey, Glenn Hayes, Kirsty Cooke, Haydar Mohsin and Omar Al-Safadi.

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