Oct 15, 2020

Port thinks pink to help cancer cause

Port thinks pink to help cancer cause

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) employees are adding a pop of colour to their uniforms this October with a pair of pink gloves to help raise awareness for breast cancer.

Statistics from the National Breast Cancer Foundation reveal that eight women lose their life every day to the disease, while this year alone 20,000 Australians will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

It is not the first time GPC has turned pink for the worthy cause. In 2015, GPC painted its CAT D11T dozer ‘Noela’ bright pink to raise awareness.

The corporation’s people, community and sustainability general manager Rowen Winsor said the pink dozer and new pink gloves were a daily reminder of women’s health.

“Noela the pink dozer has since become a symbol for women’s health at our Reg Tanna Coal Terminal while our blue dozer James-Dean is an advocate for men’s health,” Ms Winsor said.

“Our new pink gloves will help us continue to spread the important message to our employees about being proactive about their health and wellbeing.”