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Pretty in pink: ITC raises money for breast cancer

Posted on 20/10/2015 by
Staff and students at the International Travel College participated in the NZBCF's Pink For a Day campaign to raise money for breast cancer.

Staff and students at the International Travel College participated in the NZBCF’s Pink For a Day campaign to raise money for breast cancer.

Students at ITC always love an opportunity to dress up for college – especially if it’s for a great cause. Last Wednesday everyone ditched the smart black and white dress code in favour of pink, pink and more pink to raise money for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF).

The NZBCF’s ‘Pink For a Day’ fundraiser is a nationwide initiative and can be held on any day in October. For ITC, this has become an annual student event. Not only is it an excellent way to raise money for breast cancer research, it’s also a great opportunity to get students talking about the issue.

As the NZBCF outlines on its website, “Pink For a Day isn’t just a chance to break out the pink tutu and eat pink cupcakes! It’s also a platform to make a difference on social issues, build staff engagement and enhance your reputation in the communities in which you operate”.

An outstanding effort

This year, the staff and students at both ITC’s Botany and City Centre campuses raised a phenomenal total of $341.20 for the NZBCF.

Event coordinator and student services advisor Tisi Tupou said she was blown away by the student’s generosity.

“I was so impressed by everyone’s willingness to participate in the Pink For a Day fundraiser,” Tisi said.

“Many of the students put an enormous amount of effort into their costumes and were incredibly generous when it came to making a donation. As students, I know many don’t have a lot of spare cash – many could have spent the gold coin on food, but instead they decided to contribute to a good cause. This is exactly the type of attitude that will help them go far in the tourism industry.”

October is New Zealand Breast Cancer Month. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved and donate – please visit the NZBCF website for more details.

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