Bra Pong? Booby Biscuits? “How rude!” you might be thinking. But of course, when it’s a Pink Ribbon event it’s all about the ‘boobies’ and keeping them healthy, and celebrating the advances made in cancer research. And sadly, breast cancer is something that many people can personally relate to.
The Blockhouse Bay Pharmacy’s annual Pink Ribbon breakfast blasted off in May - though not technically a breakfast, rather an all-day event involving anyone and everyone who wanders into the pharmacy. The staff all baked up a storm the night before, resulting in a table loaded up with date scones, cupcakes and slices, and of course the Booby Biscuits as the hot favourites. The result was a slightly pink looking café with mad games and customers being enticed to play – and pay.
Bra Pong has become THE game, with local business teams playing off against each other and the funds going up with each toss of the ping pong ball. Some very large and gorgeous bras adorn one corner of the shop, each having different values, with the aim to attain the highest score using three ping pong balls. The champions this year were the Barfoot ladies team, with their men’s team limping in behind them… more bra expertise needed perhaps? But there were no booby prizes in this event - the ASB and the Bay Law ladies fielded very competitive teams, most going home with spot prizes donated by the pharmacy’s suppliers.
A lovely local family from Donovan Street were the winners of the raffle prize this year, which was stuffed full of treats from vitamins to cosy slippers and a hot water bottle, perfumes and make up, sporting goods and hair products. The pharmacy staff spent months cadging goodies for it from their generous suppliers.
The team at Blockhouse Bay Pharmacy thank all who participated in the spirit of generosity and fun. With the baking all sold out plus a good whack of donations, the funds for the day came to $896.00.