Hospitality Business Magazine

Local cafes think pink for May

rsz_robert_harris_pink_ribbon_breakfast_2015Every breakfast eaten at a Robert Harris cafe during May could help save someone’s life. Over forty Robert Harris cafes throughout the country are getting behind the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation’s (NZBCF) Pink Ribbon Breakfasts. Customers can head into their local Robert Harris Cafe throughout the month and choose a freshly prepared breakfast item off the menu, knowing that 10% of their breakfast purchase will go to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

Each day 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and almost all kiwis know someone whose life has been affected by this disease, whether it be friends or family. As many as 650 New Zealanders die of breast cancer every year.

“We are absolutely delighted Robert Harris Cafe owners and customers are on board with us again. It’s this kind ofongoing support that helps us to continue to educate New Zealanders about breast cancer for early detection, support those with the disease and research for better treatment,” said Van Henderson, Chief Executive at the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

Last year the Robert Harris Cafe network raised over $30,000 and this year they are aiming even higher.

Andre Gargiulo, Cerebos Greggs Ltd, Country Manager, says; “This is the second year we have supported the Pink Ribbon Breakfast campaign. We didn’t hesitate to be part of this initiative again because it’s an issue that affects thousands of New Zealand families.”

Photography credit: Peter Meecham

Caption: Robert Harris, barista, Reema Alias from Robert Harris cafe, Botany Town Centre. She is pictured sporting the Pink Ribbon Breakfast apron.