MELBOURNE, Australia — The Network of Women (NOW) is an association of professional women that champions diversity for women at Ford Australia. NOW seeks to engage the female workforce and maximise their potential.
One of the many ways the Network of Women (NOW) at Ford Australia plays an important role in the Ford community is by organising a fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NCBF) every year. This is a special relationship between NOW and NBCF as both organisations raise awareness of women’s issues and their value to, and importance in, the community. The National Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading community-funded organisation in Australia, raising money for research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer.
This year NOW organised a PINK morning tea across all the Ford of Australia sites, raising an impressive $5910.80 for the NBCF. It was a massive effort by the NOW Committee who co-ordinated five separate events in Campbellfield and Geelong. The events were tailored to each site and included raffles and pink food. Dozens of volunteers helped to make this event possible by assisting with ticket sales and the morning teas across all sites.
Body Shop parties were run in Campbellfield and Geelong in October prior to Pink Ribbon Day to raise funds for prizes. The NOW Committee would like to thank all the volunteers and Cheryl Mckenzie for donating the Ford merchandise raffle prizes. The Pink Ribbon event leaders for the various sites were Dakota Kennedy (BM Plant), Susan Werbicky, assisted by Sally Wearmouth (BM ETC/Design Studio/HO), Fi Hawker, Maxine Warhurst and Valerie Knox (BM FCSD), Sona Malewar and Freya Fidge (Geelong PD/RDC/PG) and Marina Krasic (Geelong Plant).