Today City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas announces the 10,000 Italian Roses Project as this year’s Ferragosto charity.
“We are proud to be throwing support behind Co.As.It’s charity initiative, the 10,000 Italian Roses Proejct,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said.
There are currently 10,006 women of Italian background between the ages of 50 to 74 years old in New South Wales who have not had a mammogram.
The 10,000 Italian Roses Project aims to raise awareness about breast screening (mammogram) among the Italian community in New South Wales.
“I’m so pleased that the City of Canada Bay are supporting the 10,000 Italian Roses Project at Ferragosto this year,” Thomas Camporeale, Co.As.It. General Manager said.
“We encourage all women between the ages of 50 and 74 to phone Breast Screen NSW on 13 20 50 for a free mammogram.”
“Come along to Ferragosto and support our community by donating to the 10,000 Italian Roses Project. There are plenty of ways to give,” Mayor Tsirekas said.
Raffle tickets are available prior to the event at the City of Canada Bay Drummoyne civic centre. Prizes include a Smeg kitchen appliance pack, drive a Ferrari for the day, and a Bialetti Coffee machine. Prizes will be drawn at Ferragosto on Sunday, 18 August at 4pm.
On the day, supporters can also buy a pink rose from the Co.As.It stall, donate to the wishing well near the kitchen stage, or join the pink biscuit guessing competition at the Council stall thanks to Pasticceria Tamborrino.
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Ferragosto is on Sunday, 18 August 10am–4pm on Great North Road, Five Dock.
For more information visit the webpage: bit.ly/ferragosto19
Click ‘going’ on the Facebook event: bit.ly/2019ferragosto
Ferragosto is proudly supported by NSW Government and Presenting Partners Pasticceria Papa.
Image caption: City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas with Co.As.It Community Services Manager Maria Angelatos and General Manager Thomas Camporeale