Think Pink event to proceed at Elwick despite meeting switch to Devonport

Monday 18 July 2016

THE thoroughbred meeting scheduled for Hobart on Sunday has been transferred to the Luxbet All Weather Devonport.

The shift however will have no effect on the planned Think Pink race day event planned for Sunday.

The Hobart Volunteer Committee of the National Breast Cancer Foundation will again host the “MMIB Think Pink Cup” race day luncheon with the support of the Tasmanian Racing Club at the Elwick venue as planned.

Event organiser Judi Adams said plans have been in place for some time to continue with the event at Elwick given the weather conditions that have threatened to force the meeting to be run at an alternative venue.

“There have been many hours spent planning this fundraising event and the volunteer team will still deliver an enjoyable day for all involved despite that the live races are now transferred,” Adams said.

“For the eighth year of the race day history of this event, the 2016 fundraising luncheon will proceed as planned, with crosses on the screens throughout the venue to the Tasmanian races as they occur at the Devonport track.

The Think Pink Cup race day began in 2008 and has raised over $216,000 in net profit for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

“It is a popular race day on the Tasmanian thoroughbred racing calendar, being the largest charity race day luncheon held in Tasmania, and an enduring event which has been held across both the North and South of the state.”

“The event incorporates silent and loud auctions with all items to support the event donated by local and interstate supporters. All proceeds from fund raising on the day support the National Breast Cancer Foundation to achieve better outcomes for the 1 in 8 women and 1% of men diagnosed each year in Australia via research.”