After a very successful launch in 2021, Skellerup Industries Ltd are once again supporting Breast Cancer Foundation NZ (BCFNZ) by donating five dollars from every pair of gumboots and one dollar from every pair of socks to BCFNZ. Made in exactly the same way as traditional Red Bands, the gumboots feature a pink trim and the BCFNZ logo on the side. The socks are made from the same merino blend as our traditional gumboot socks, with pink detailing.
These special edition gumboots and socks will only be available while stocks last. Demand is expected to be high one again, and Skellerup has more than doubled the amount of Pink Band gumboots produced for 2022.
Why we’re supporting Breast Cancer Foundation NZ
Nine New Zealanders are diagnosed with breast cancer each day, a third of which live outside the main centres. In rural communities it’s more complicated to access treatment and take time off farm which is why Skellerup is supporting BCFNZ to help raise awareness of the disease.
The impact of breast screening being paused during Covid-19 lockdowns means rural women may find it harder to access life-saving mammograms. Patients in rural communities are more likely to choose radical surgical options (i.e. mastectomy rather than breast-conserving surgery), generally because radiation therapy is largely available in the main centres and for most patients requires daily treatment for at least three weeks. The realities of farm life mean it’s not always possible for rural patients to take weeks (or months) off to receive treatment.
- For more information on Skellerup Pink Band Gumboots visit www.pinkband.co.nz
- For more info on Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, or to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast visit www.pinkribbonbreakfast.co.nz