Breast treat for sweet tooths
For perhaps the only time ever, buying breast-shaped strawberry-flavoured fudge is a good thing.
The creative sweet treats were sold at the Fudge Factory at the Vines Village on Rapaura Rd in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Fudge Factory also sold the special fudge at Marlborough Artisans' Market in Wynen St on Saturday.
Co-owner Jeff Fulton said the team wanted to do their part to raise breast cancer awareness.
Mr Fulton is himself a survivor of cancer. In 2009 he was diagnosed with bowel cancer.
"I survived it," he said. "But it's pretty intense."
For every "breast" of fudge sold, $2 would go towards Breast Cancer Research.
The fudge was sold on Friday and was available until it sold out.
Sugar boss Amanda Davies said she was happy to get decked out in pink to support those diagnosed with breast cancer.
"If you're going to do it, you may as well go the full hog," she said.
An average of seven women in New Zealand are diagnosed with breast cancer every day. According to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation, 650 women will most likely die this year because of it. Almost one-third of eligible women don't have regular mammograms and 60 per cent of young women don't know the signs beyond a lump.
Volunteers dressed in pink were collecting money all over the country for the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal on Friday and Saturday.
To see what else is happening for breast cancer month, go to nzbcf.org.nz
- The Marlborough Express