Pirie golfers raise cash for McGrath Foundation

PINK IT UP: Eyvonne Davidson, left, Debbie Lynch, Shirley Johnson, Lorna Langston, Carol Paterson and Marg Vonow share the message about breast care after raising money for the McGrath Foundation.
PINK IT UP: Eyvonne Davidson, left, Debbie Lynch, Shirley Johnson, Lorna Langston, Carol Paterson and Marg Vonow share the message about breast care after raising money for the McGrath Foundation.

There's something about the colour pink.

At times, it is the height of hilarity and at others a symbol of caring.

Port Pirie Golf Club members put on wigs and scarves to highlight the colour associated with McGrath Foundation and its work with breast-cancer patients.

The women staged a competition at their course on Wednesday to raise money for the cause.

Golfer Debbie Lynch said there were 132 McGrath breast-care nurses, including Port Pirie's Ros Mayfield. Another 120 were needed.

"The nurses help individuals experiencing breast cancer - and their families - by providing physical, psychological and emotional support," she said. "From the time of diagnosis and throughout treatment, this support is available free, whether you are in the private or public health system.

"Ros Mayfield is the breast-care nurse in Port Pirie so we decided to support it locally.

"She has spent many hours studying in her speciality as a breast-care nurse.

"She is a passionate and caring person and the region is fortunate to have her to support those who need her care.

"Ros was able to involve the community to help in obtaining a lymphoedaema machine which was donated by the Rotary Club of Port Pirie. Thanks for your support. It is much appreciated."

The competition was won by Erica Johnson with Carol Paterson runner-up.

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