The generous cheque to kickstart the local “Pink” campaign … back row, from left, Barry Krosch, Sue Cox and Gemma Dwyer (McGrath Foundation); front row, Cr Danita Potter, Bethany Crowe (McGrath Foundation), Cr Kathy Duff and Melissa Gosper (McGrath Foundation)

October 9, 2023

“Pinking Up South Burnett” – the region’s annual fundraising campaign for the McGrath Foundation’s breast care nurses – was officially launched on Friday with a generous private donation.

Kingaroy residents Barry and Leanne Krosch donated $5000 to help kickstart the campaign.

The pair have been digging deep for the past few years with similar donations to support the McGrath Foundation.

Local McGrath Nurse Sue Cox gratefully received the cheque in a small ceremony at Kingaroy Hospital.

Sue has been working with breast cancer patients in the South Burnett for about eight years.

“Pinking Up South Burnett” is organised by Cr Danita Potter and Cr Kathy Duff.

The pair have encouraged businesses – and whole towns – to “pink up” and raise cash for the Foundation.

A recent musical event, the Hazeldean Hoedown, held on a private property near Nanango has already added $1200 to the fundraising kitty.

Since its inception in 2005, the McGrath Foundation has supported more than 123,000 individuals across Australia affected by breast cancer.

It now funds 200 McGrath Breast Care Nurses who provide free physical, psychological and emotional support.

Barry Krosch dropped to his knees to present McGrath Nurse Sue Cox with a pink rose … but his wife Leanne needn’t be worried, it was just a big “thank you” for all the work Sue does in the local community


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