On 24 October the Many Threads ladies, led by Grace Bond, held a deadly Pink Ribbon High Tea to raise awareness for Breast Cancer and celebrate the lives of both those who have survived and those who have lost their battles with the disease.
More than 70 ladies and one brave man turned out to the event dressed in pink — from glasses to underwear and everything in between! The event was hosted by Many Threads and generously supported by CTC, CRAICCHS and Skill Centred, who put on a pink-themed high tea, which was served to guests by their enthusiastic staff. There were also lucky door prizes kindly donated by individual sponsors.
The day was filled with inspirational speeches, films and music and guests had the opportunity to light candles for loved ones who have been touched by Breast Cancer. Pink hearts were also handed out for writing messages of love and hope for the future.
The highlight of the day was the calendar girl parade, in which the Many Threads ladies and their families modeled pictures of the bras that they had decorated for their 2014 Pink Ribbon event. These bras were later purchased and installed as a display in the National Museum of Australia in Canberra. Grace is leading the group to seek sponsorship to produce a 2020 calendar featuring these bras. Many Threads donated a beautiful quilt to Community Health to serve as an inspiration to other women — to remind them that support and love are available to them from multiple sources.