Survivors will celebrate under the stars

THINK PINK: Sponsors Tammy James and Lisa McConnachie join organisers Annie Cremer and Mel See to put the final touches on decorations for the event this Saturday.

THINK PINK: Sponsors Tammy James and Lisa McConnachie join organisers Annie Cremer and Mel See to put the final touches on decorations for the event this Saturday.

Champagne will be flowing freely trackside this Saturday night at the race club’s annual breast cancer fundraiser. 

More than 300 people will gather under the stars at the sold out event, to help raise funds for the The North West Breast Cancer Support Group.

Following the success of last year’s event, organisers are mixing it up this year with a night time event, rather than the usual five card race day and luncheon. 

“We did not think it would sell out as quickly as it did, but I guess the locals know that it is on, and once we advertised it there were heaps of replies,” organiser Mel See said. 

“I think it is popular because so many locals have gone through breast cancer and it is all close to our heart.

“This fundraiser goes locally, it stays in Mount Isa and we all know what North West Breast Cancer Group does for the people who have been diagnosed,” she said. 

Last year the fundraiser raised a whopping $8,500 for the local support group – this year they hope to top that.