15 years ago, The Ralph Lauren Pink Pony campaign was founded by Ralph Lauren when he ran into a friend in New York diagnosed with breast cancer. With a strong desire to help find a cure, he has managed to turn it into a serious global event and a formidable charitable campaign.
On a rainy October morning, the annual Ralph Lauren Pink Pony walk was held at the Superintendents Residence, Centennial Parklands, Sydney on the 13th October.
The Ralph Lauren Pink Pony seeding grants provide funding to support community-based organisations to implement initiatives that aim to improve access to quality information, support and services for women with breast cancer in local communities in Australia.
An immaculate spread was laid out for guests to enjoy in the Pink Pony setting; pink and white roses adorned the Hampton’s inspired interior with many guests decked out in the Pink Pony T-Shirts.
Guests also brought along their puppies to join in on the celebration. An elegant breakfast was served surrounded by pink and white flowers, and shortly after the crowd made their way around Centennial Park for the 3km walk.
A Cancer Australia Representative announced to the 100 strong crowd that this year’s campaign looks to raise in excess of $35,000, to beat last year’s figure.
Cancer Australia provides a direct link for Ralph Lauren to impact medically underserved communities through the annual Pink Pony Seeding Grants program.
Internationally, there was a celebration of the 15th year anniversary of Pink Pony at Althorp, which happens to be Diana, Princess of Wales’s ancestral home in the UK with Lord and Lady Spencer.
Find out more about the Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Grants in Australia
PHOTOGRAPHER: David McKelvey
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