Logan City’s My News Feed journalist Jessica Arellano has dyed her hair pink and raised nearly $400 for breast cancer research, saying it was such an ‘overwhelming’ and ‘fun’ experience.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation encouraged the community to GO PINK 2021 for June to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research – and Jessica joined the cause. Her goal was to raise $250.
“I’m overwhelmed by the response from friends, family and the community,” Jessica said.
“It’s the first time I’ve had bright pink hair, and it’s just been such a fun experience doing this. I’ve had a lot of people ask me about my hair, which then raises that awareness about breast cancer.”
The $393.65 Jessica raised will be going directly to The National Breast Cancer Foundation, to fund ongoing research.
“I want to thank everyone who has donated, especially local Logan radio station The Breeze, which donated an Oodie, for our raffle,” Jessica said.
Jessica, along with My News Feed journalist Madeline Grace and Breeze drive announcer Jess Harris, attended Logan City’s Biggest Morning Tea event at the White House of Waterford to raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland.
Jessica said it was a lovely event, and she felt proud to be there rocking her new hair colour.
“I’ve had too many people in my life affected by cancer – it’s an indiscriminate and horrible disease – so getting behind functions like Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is so important to help raise that awareness and funds to help people in our community and their family who are going through cancer diagnosis,” Jessica said.