Young Farmers are getting plastered for a good cause.
They’re fronting up to support A Rural Women New Zealand’s initiative to highlight the need for women of all ages to be alert to any changes in their breasts.
Let’s Get Plastered for Breast Cancer is a nationwide event involves women, and some men, creating plaster sculptures of their torsos, which are going on display in galleries and cafes all over the country for Breast Cancer Awareness month in October.
Rural Women New Zealand will donate profits from the sale of the plaster kits to the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation.
RWNZ National President Liz Evans says “We are delighted that the Wellington Young Farmers are supporting this campaign. By creating personal sculptures, we hope these young women will be reminded to take a hands-on approach to regularly monitoring their breasts.”
Wellington Young Farmers Chairman Erica van Reenen says “We had great fun making our casts and it certainly broke down the barriers, as well as reinforcing the serious message behind this campaign.”
And the fun doesn’t stop there. The women will be displaying their decorated breast sculptures at the Wellington Young Farmers’ Ball on 16 October, where they’ll be up for auction.
“As well as donating money to the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation through Rural Women New Zealand, we plan to raise extra funds from the auction for rural people affected by the Canterbury earthquake,” says Ms van Reenen.
You can find details on how to get a plaster kit and tickets to the ball at Rural Women NZ on the link above.