Carole and Sue have just finished collecting all the monies raised during Pink October and are celebrating (see photo) the results of everyone’s outstanding efforts.
They say that awareness has been raised about breast cancer but also much needed funds to help support support Kanser Hastalarina Yardim Dernegi, known in the expat community as TULIPS.
TULIPS want to say a huge thank you to all of the following for their help and support during the month and for helping to raise these funds in a fun and celebratory way. They say that fund raising is not just about the money they receive, it’s about the help and commitment they get from so many people in the Turkish Cypriot and expat community who put in their time, effort and help to make this event a huge success.
Carole and Sue would like to thank the following sponsors who enabled them to make Pink October an enormous success
Near East Bank – raffle tickets
Starting Point – Pink Champagne
Kaya Artemis Resort
Salamis Bay Conti Hotel
Bosch Dishwasher, Cavush Market
Pia Bella Hotel
And finally they say thank you to so many people who helped to make the month such a success, far too many to mention here but Carole and Sue will be visiting each and every one of them during the coming months to thank them personally for their support.
The amount raised was a staggering 108,000TL
The money was raised in the following way and as Raziye Kocaismail, President of the Association, said when, with tears in her eyes, she found out how much was raised: “This amount of money will pay the expenses of 200 cancer patients that go through our doors – the average amount per patient is approximately 500TL, which covers the cost of the Nurses, the Doctors, the Carers, the drugs and tests outside of the State system”.
Raffle 24,410TL, Collections from Schools over 24,000TL, Sale of Tee shirts 2,097TL and the rest of the money came from all the wonderful events that were held during the whole of Pink October.
Sue and Carole are so thrilled that everyone that supported this event will be helping someone with cancer in the TRNC, regardless of nationality.