TOOTS and cheery waves, and only the occasional odd look, greeted tyre fitters and the boss at Ian Diffen The Tyre Factory, Margaret River, when they turned up for work in pink shirts.
Friday was Pink Fitters Day with Peter ‘PJ’ James and his crew of David Lock, Trevor Cook and Jack Taylor joining Kumho Tyres dealers across Australia donning pink for the McGrath Foundation.
Kumho Tyres hoped to raise $20,000 from its dealers and staff buying pink shirts for the day. The money is to be donated to the McGrath foundation, to go with the $100,000 it has already pledged for 2012, to help women with breast cancer and their families by providing access to McGrath breast cancer care nurses in communities.
“My sister is a breast cancer survivor, I’m a cancer survivor, we try and do bits and pieces (fund-raising for cancer research and McGrath Foundation) because it’s a horrible disease,” PJ said. “These days most people know of somebody who has had breast cancer or, in men, prostate cancer.
“The boys didn’t have a problem with wearing pink when I asked them. They were happy to help fundraise.”