Dedicated women braved the early morning chill yesterday to be the first in line to buy tickets for next month’s Shepparton News Pink Ribbon Brunch.
Money from this year’s brunch is going to research by Dr Paul Beavis, via the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Some women had queued for hours to buy tickets, arriving at 5.30am to secure a place at the brunch at Eastbank Centre.
Event organiser Karen Gill said the brunch committee was delighted with how ticket sales went.
‘‘We were really happy that no-one missed out,’’ Ms Gill said.
‘‘We had a couple of dozen tickets left after the rush and all but six were sold by the end of the day.’’
Ms Gill said plenty of brunch regulars were back, joined by some new faces.
‘‘It’s a testament of the passion of these people to find a cure for this horrid disease,’’ she said.
‘‘Research plays such an important role in finding a cure.
‘‘Now we’re gearing up to have a really fun day on October 22.’’
Those who missed out on tickets to the brunch can help by buying a ticket in the pre-brunch raffle.
Tickets for the raffle cost $5 each or three for $10 and are available at The News office, Coles Riverside Plaza, Bright Eyes Hairdressing and other participating businesses.