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Rotorua Weekender - 2021-10-15

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Annual Pink Walk

NEWS

Shauni James

Don’t forget to get your creative caps on and dress up pretty in pink for the Rotorua Breast Cancer Trust Pink Walk. The annual fundraising walk will be a virtual event for the first time due to the impact of Covid-19. Rotorua Pink Walk event manager Layla Robinson says rather than gathering at the Rotorua lakefront for a few hours in the evening, participants will create a sea of pink all over Rotorua throughout the day on Wednesday, October 20. People are encouraged to wear pink to their workplaces, schools and around home, and to go for a walk that is on average 3km some time during the day — the regular Pink Walk is 3.4km. There will be roving Pink Judges around the city throughout the day as well, with spot prizes for registered people in pink. Businesses, schools and organisations can register too, and enter the Paint the Town Pink category where they decorate their office, shop, classroom and themselves pink on October 20. The Pink Judges will pay them a visit, take a photo of their entry, and take it back to the trustees for voting. Layla says they are excited for this year’s event and that the uptake so far has been quite good considering going virtual was such a new thing.

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