The Pink Ribbon Ride 2019 raised over $45,000 that will go toward the cost of a Tomosynthesis enabled biopsy upgrade” for Westmead Breast Cancer Institute.
The riders kicked off and finished at the Ettamogah Hotel Kellyville Ridge in NSW with around 500 motorcycle riders decorated in pink along with their bikes celebrating and competing for the best dressed event at the end of the day.
A/Prof Nirmala Pathmanathan BCI Service Director and Dr James French Breast Surgeon from Westmead Breast Cancer Institute were on hand to help cut the starting ribbon.
Dr French participated in the event and A/Prof Nirmala Pathmanathan delivering a meaningful presentation about Breast Cancer once the riders returned thanking all the riders and supporters for taking the time to help people diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
A/Prof Pathmanathan invited everyone to encourage friends, partners and family members especially women over the age of 50yrs to attend their free BreastScreen mammogram every two years by calling 13 20 50. “If you tell 5 people the importance of early detection and screening, they will tell 5 people and so on” A/Prof Pathmanathan said “that will soon get the message across”. “A 20 minute mammogram every 2 years could save someone’s life”