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Kalgoorlie rallies behind cancer research fundraiser

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.

Steve and Bev Tedge.Steve and Bev Tedge.
Camera IconSteve and Bev Tedge.Picture: Kelsey Reid

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.

Krystal Matthews, Aidan Stevens and Margaret Deruwe.Krystal Matthews, Aidan Stevens and Margaret Deruwe.
Camera IconKrystal Matthews, Aidan Stevens and Margaret Deruwe.Picture: Kelsey Reid

“My committee outdid themselves, again working really hard.

“It was a big party which is what Gai and I always wanted.”

Tempany Fissioli and James Lofthouse.Tempany Fissioli and James Lofthouse.
Camera IconTempany Fissioli and James Lofthouse.Picture: Kelsey Reid

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.

Fiona Darcy and Michelle McDonald.Fiona Darcy and Michelle McDonald.
Camera IconFiona Darcy and Michelle McDonald.Picture: Kelsey Reid

“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.”

Jim Fleming, Kane Robinson and John Blacker.Jim Fleming, Kane Robinson and John Blacker.
Camera IconJim Fleming, Kane Robinson and John Blacker.Picture: Kelsey Reid

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.

Michelle Dolan and Betty Altham.Michelle Dolan and Betty Altham.
Camera IconMichelle Dolan and Betty Altham.Picture: Pictures: Kelsey Reid, Kelsey Reid
Richard Rice, Tiffany Heale and Luke Hyde.Richard Rice, Tiffany Heale and Luke Hyde.
Camera IconRichard Rice, Tiffany Heale and Luke Hyde.Picture: Kelsey Reid
Cobie Hoycard and Pip Casserly at the Bra Pong stalll.Cobie Hoycard and Pip Casserly at the Bra Pong stalll.
Camera IconCobie Hoycard and Pip Casserly at the Bra Pong stalll.Picture: Kelsey Reid
Glenn Darcy and Steve Tedge.Glenn Darcy and Steve Tedge.
Camera IconGlenn Darcy and Steve Tedge.Picture: Kelsey Reid
Sarah Campbell and Jodi Best.Sarah Campbell and Jodi Best.
Camera IconSarah Campbell and Jodi Best.Picture: Kelsey Reid
Fabian and Stacey Woods.Fabian and Stacey Woods.
Camera IconFabian and Stacey Woods.Picture: Kelsey Reid
Joann Young, Melissa Groat and Charlie Groat.Joann Young, Melissa Groat and Charlie Groat.
Camera IconJoann Young, Melissa Groat and Charlie Groat.Picture: Kelsey Reid
Michael Champion and Donna Appleton.Michael Champion and Donna Appleton.
Camera IconMichael Champion and Donna Appleton.Picture: Kelsey Reid
Breast Canxcer Research centre's Jess Danti and Something Pink co-founder Katrina Tedge.Breast Canxcer Research centre's Jess Danti and Something Pink co-founder Katrina Tedge.
Camera IconBreast Canxcer Research centre’s Jess Danti and Something Pink co-founder Katrina Tedge.Picture: Kelsey Reid
Kim 'Chunky' Gent got into the spirit.Kim 'Chunky' Gent got into the spirit.
Camera IconKim ‘Chunky’ Gent got into the spirit.Picture: Kelsey Reid
Claire Moyle and Cheryl Hannagan.Claire Moyle and Cheryl Hannagan.
Camera IconClaire Moyle and Cheryl Hannagan.Picture: Kelsey Reid

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