For a gold coin donation on Saturday 21 October you can get a delicious Kin Kora Meats sausage on bread, and do your part in raising awareness of breast cancer.

Kin Kora Meats staff member Melanie Wilson said it was a cause close to the hearts of staff, with a close family member of one worker affected by the disease.

Our local butchers are one of more than 180 independent butchers from around Australia will be “pinking-up” and raising money for Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) as part of The Pink Butcher campaign.

The Pink Butcher is the brainchild of independent butcher Rodney Sims whose wife Pat is a breast cancer survivor.

Butchers will be raising awareness of BCNA with pink decorations, including the Pink Lady silhouette, special products and the ability to donate directly to BCNA online, or in store via donation tins. In the case of Kin Kora Meats, staff will dress up from head to toe in hot pink outfits for the occasion.

BCNA Community Fundraising Coordinator Marita O’Keefe said the organisation was thrilled to have the support of independent butchers like Kin Kora Meats.

“This year, every day 48 Australians will be told they have breast cancer. The impact of that diagnosis doesn’t just affect the person with breast cancer – it has a ripple effect on their friends, family, work colleagues and community. We know that independent butchers are small businesses who have very strong ties to their customers and know just how important community support can be,” she said.

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is the peak national organisation for Australians personally affected by breast cancer, and consists of a network of more than 130,000 individual members and 300 Member Groups.

To find out more about BCNA, locate a participating butcher near you or to sign up yourself, visit http://www.bcna.org.au/