TO help raise awareness of breast cancer, employees of Gladstone Ports Corporation will be sporting pink gloves during October.
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.
GPC’s manager of people, community and sustainability, Rowen Winsor said the pink dozer and new pink gloves are 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.
“At GPC we’re proud to be supporting better health outcomes for our workers and for our community.”
The East Shores Parklands will also shine bright pink for a week from 18 October to 24 October to raise community awareness.