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Pink Ribbon Stix and Deluxe Cafe Moree supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month

THEY are the nifty little coffee cup plugs that customers absolutely adore – a must-have, especially when travelling – and now StixToGo, supplier MBPAK and Deluxe Café Moree are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month by using specially-made Pink Ribbon stix.

October is Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, providing an opportunity for everyone to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in the community.

The beautiful Pink Ribbon stix are proudly supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation Australia’s research program, with a $5 donation per small 2000-count box sold.

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Cindy Poulos with the Pink Ribbon Stix that will be used as part of a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

And with more than 300 outlets across Australia and New Zealand now using StixToGo, a sizeable contribution to such a worthy cause is expected.

Packaging company MBPAK – founded by Martin Biewener – has been involved in coffee takeaway packaging for more than a decade.

The company has exclusive distribution rights to StixToGo, and is steadily filling a niche market.

“These clever little devices are preventing nasty spillages during transportation and they keep the warmth inside the coffee cup where it belongs,” Mr Biewener said.

“The product is perfect for multi-drink orders, coffee deliveries, car drivers and busy mums with prams.”

More than 300 Australian coffee businesses, including cafes, coffee roasters, mobile coffee businesses, coffee drive-thrus, cafe bakeries, catering businesses, petroleum convenience businesses, hospitals, coffee micro-chains and some coffee franchises, are now using StixToGo.

“Deluxe-Café Moree was one of the first customers and now the plugs are in all states and most major cities, and the first major order has been shipped to a recently-appointed distribution partner based in Auckland, New Zealand,” Mr Biewener said.

Deluxe Café Moree proprietor Cindy Poulos, who established her popular mobile coffee outlet in 2008, said she was proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month by using the Pink Ribbon StixToGo during October.

“Breast cancer awareness is vitally important to all women, and I am very pleased to be able to support such a cause by using the Pink Ribbon stix,” Mrs Poulos said.

“Just by buying a coffee from Deluxe Café Moree during October means our customers are contributing to such a worthy fundraising campaign.”

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(From left), mobile breast-screening nurses Sharon Hill, Sue O’Reilly and Janine O’Neill with coffee from Deluxe Cafe Moree and the Pink Ribbon StixToGo.

Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer).

Survival rates continue to improve in Australia with 89 out of every 100 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer now surviving five or more years beyond diagnosis.

Finding breast cancer early provides the best chance of surviving the disease. Remember you don’t need to be an expert or use a special technique to check your breasts.

Finding breast cancer early provides the best chance of surviving the disease. Remember you don’t need to be an expert or use a special technique to check your breasts.

Changes to look for include:

  • a new lump or lumpiness, especially if it’s only in one breast
  • a change in the size or shape of your breast
  • a change to the nipple, such as crusting, ulcer, redness or inversion
  • a nipple discharge that occurs without squeezing
  • a change in the skin of your breast such as redness or dimpling
  • an unusual pain that doesn’t go away.

Most changes aren’t due to breast cancer but it’s important to see your doctor without delay if you notice any of these changes.

More information on breast changes

View a short breast changes video (YouTube)

It is never too late to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation Australia. Visit www.MBPAK.com.au and get some Pink Ribbon coffee stix today.

Further information available at

https://canceraustralia.gov.au/healthy-living/campaigns-events/breast-cancer-awareness-month