TICKLED PINK: Sammy Badgery, Tim Sutcliffe and Beth Badgery.
TICKLED PINK: Sammy Badgery, Tim Sutcliffe and Beth Badgery. Joshua Macree

Get Pinkt Day reaches target two years early

AFTER eight years of selfless dedication and hard work, Ree and Leon Price can finally utter the words: mission accomplished.

Wind back eight years, and the Mount Hope homestead owners are preparing to set sail on a decade's voyage of fundraising for cancer sufferers, or stopping at a grand total of $100,000 in their pursuit - whichever came first.

This weekend marked the eight and final get Pinkt family fun day which means the Price's have reached their goal with two years to spare.

"We started with three families: the Taylors, the Badgerys and ourselves and we just wanted to do something to raise funds for cancer,” Ms Price said.

"We've always done Relay for Life, but we just had this strange thought that it would be less work to do the Get Pinkt Day, little did we know what it would entail and how much it would grow.

"It has morphed into what you see out there today.”

Patrons were treated to a full schedule of entertainment with music by Travis Holland and the Whiskey Mountain Boys while Noah's Pig Races featured some of the swiftest swine to grace to the region.

There was also plenty of fun for the kids with a jumping castle, three legged races and egg and spoon races.

The continued fundraising efforts have already alleviated some of the pain for those going through hard times.

"The Get Pinkt Day has been a great way to help people going through the cancer battle with things such as airfares,” Ms Price said.

"We've just bought an equipment bank out of last year's fundraising which provides things like wheelchairs or shower chairs which can be housed in the Wallumbilla Hospital which can be available for people to loan.

"That equipment will allow people to remain at their homes for as long as they can.”


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