Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Campaign
The Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Campaign is an international initiative which aims to address the disparities in care for women with breast cancer. Cancer Australia administers the Australian arm of the initiative by managing an annual seeding grants program.
The Ralph Lauren Pink Pony seeding grants provide funding to support community based organisations to implement initiatives that aim to improve access to quality information, support and services for women with breast cancer in local communities in Australia.
One round of seeding grants is offered each year. Successful recipients are awarded grants on the basis of a competitive selection process, with the number and value of grants determined by the applications received in each round.
2016 Pink Pony Seeding Grant Recipients
Cancer Australia is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of the Ralph Lauren Pink Pony seeding grants. This year Cancer Australia received a number of innovative applications for funding for the Seeding Grants from a diverse range of community groups across Australia.
Congratulations to this year’s four grant recipients:
- Cancer Council New South Wales - Yarning about cancer: Supporting Indigenous Breast Cancer Peer Support Group Leaders: development and delivery of culturally appropriate training for breast cancer peer support group leaders to run peer support groups for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with breast cancer in local communities across New South Wales.
- Westmead Breast Cancer Institute - Supporting Indigenous women with breast cancer: Delivering breast cancer education workshops to ATSI health workers: Developing and delivering a series of breast cancer workshops for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers (ATSIHWs); establishing a network for ATSIHWs who are supporting women with breast cancer; and establishing links between ATSIHWs and Westmead Breast Cancer Institute to facilitate referral of Indigenous women.
- CanRevive - Road to Recovery - Information for Chinese Women Affected by Breast Cancer: developing a culturally and linguistically appropriate “Healthy Eating and Breast Cancer” information booklet and audio CD in partnership with Breast Cancer Network Australia.
- Bloomhill Cancer Care - Bloomhill Lymphoedema information, Support and Services (BLISS): establishing a lymphoedema management information and referral network for GPs throughout the Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast Primary Health Network; expanding lymphoedema management information services for local women; and establishing an online support group and blog.
Seeding Grants awarded in 2015
The 2015 recipients of the Ralph Lauren Pink Pony seeding grant were:
- Cancer Council Northern Territory –Yoga for Life: Establishing a yoga program in Northern Territory for women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer with the aim of promoting physical activity and improving quality of life.
- Boronia Multicultural Services in NSW– Swasthi (Wellbeing): Training community volunteers who will deliver informal, personal and emotional support to South-Asian women with breast cancer with the aid of a training manual and culturally appropriate online resources.
- Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Centre in WA– Pink Ladies: Establishing a formalised long term support program for women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds with breast cancer.