A crowd of more than 400 locals wore their best pink attire in support of breast cancer research at a fundraising event this weekend.
The third annual Something Pink event was held on Saturday at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club where attendees partied the night away with live music, auctions, raffles, games and more.
Co-founder Katrina Tedge said it was good to see everyone enjoying themselves, but fellow founder Gai Robinson’s absence was felt by all.
“It was obviously a bit more emotional for us because Gai wasn’t here and it was our first time without her,” she said.
“My committee outdid themselves, again working really hard.
“It was a big party which is what Gai and I always wanted.”
Ms Tedge said events like these were important to not only support breast cancer research but to raise awareness about the importance of early intervention services.
“I have already had stories last night from people saying thanks to your fundraiser, I went and got myself checked for cancer,” she said.
“I’m really glad that we are making men and women aware that if there is anything different, get it checked out.
“Cancer doesn’t discriminate, you can never say that it’s not going to happen to me because we know it does.”
Ms Tedge said it was “heartwarming” to see the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community continue to support the fundraiser, with family members also thankful the late Ms Robinson’s legacy would live on with the event.
The Something Pink committee will release the total figure raised from the night later this week.