Module 5: Raising Breast Cancer Awareness

Aim of activity

Students will learn about the different ways that breast cancer awareness is raised in Australia, both nationally and state-wide (Task 1), and recognise its importance and relevance (Task 2).

Background information

There are many events held in Australia which raise awareness of breast cancer
– Many of which are fundraisers.

Some ways in which breast cancer awareness is raised:

  • Purple Bra Day
  • Purple Boots for Breast Cancer
  • Purple Twilight Walk
  • Celebration of Women Long Table Lunch
  • Pink Ribbon Day
  • Pink Ribbon Magazine
  • Pink Ribbon Breakfast
  • 3 Mobile Pink Test
  • Bakers Delight Pink Bun Promotion
  • Porches in Pink
  • City Treasure Hunt

Suggested teaching strategies

  • Research
  • Short answers


  • Computer and Internet. Students to use the links on the Useful Resources page to research breast cancer awareness events.

Class discussion questions to introduce the activity

  • What events do you know of that raise awareness of breast cancer?

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