RAM Conveyors turn idlers pink to take on breast cancer
The team at RAM Conveyors are turning worksites pink one conveyor idler at a time this October to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer.
The privately-owned conveyor solutions business, that operates out of Rocklea, are supporting Cancer Council Queensland’s Pink Ribbon campaign.
RAM Conveyors Business Development Manager Mark Thomas said their specially made bright pink conveyor idlers had raised funds for cancer awareness, and provided a prompt for conversations on women’s cancers.
“Every conveyor idler that is sold during October is pink and is despatched with a letter explaining that it’s pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink idlers have been sent all over the east coast from Cairns to Canberra.” Mr Thomas explained.
“The response so far has been fantastic; HY-TEC Concrete have recently installed a new conveyor that has pink idlers along its entire length. It’s quite a spectacle”
Mr Thomas encouraged other businesses to join them in making a difference by purchasing a pink conveyor idler.
“It’s a cause that is close to the heart for the team at RAM Conveyors, as many of us know people who have had a personal experience with breast cancer,” he said.
“Not only will you be helping raise much-needed funds, but we are confident the pink conveyor idler will stand-out and help bring much-needed awareness to this important issue.
“We will be making a donation to Cancer Council Queensland for each pink conveyor idler sold, until stock runs out.”
Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said community support made a big difference in the fight against women’s cancers.
“More than 4200 women will be diagnosed with a breast or gynaecological cancer in Queensland this year,” Ms McMillan said.
“Pink Ribbon fundraisers like that organised RAM Conveyors enable us to support those women and give vital hope for a cancer free future.
“All funds raised will be invested in vital cancer research, patient support services and prevention programs for women affected by breast and gynaecological cancers.”
Cancer Council Queensland is an independent, community-based charity, the achievement of which is made possible by the generosity of Queenslanders.
For more information on how you can support women with breast or gynaecological cancer, visit www.pinkribbon.com.au or call Cancer Council Queensland’s Fundraising Hotline on 1300 65 65 85.