Today, October 28, Mrs. Rinehart, guests and staff gather at the Roy Hill Mine site in the Pilbara for another Pink Truck Christening to again raise the important need to do much more to assist breast cancer.
This date was the official date that Mrs. Rinehart, when chair of Australia’s first Breast Cancer Foundation in the early nineties, achieved from the then Federal Government for Australia’s inaugural breast cancer day and annual dates thereafter.
After Roy Hill held its AGM, its first on the Roy Hill site last night, followed by a mine visit and board meeting today, Roy Hill and HPPL employees, senior representatives from Posco , Marubeni and China Steel, together with close friends of Mrs. Rinehart and the family of Nola, a HPPL and Roy Hill staff member who was recently lost to breast cancer, wore their pinks for a special ceremony to christen eight more of Roy Hill’s pink trucks. These pink trucks were named Nola, Koichi Yajima, Marubeni, POSCO, China Steel, Ginbata, Gillie, and Pat, to go with the initial three trucks, Hope, Ginny and Rachel, bringing the total number of pink trucks to twelve – the first pink truck fleet in mining operation in Australia.
Mrs. Rinehart addressed the guests during this special occasion, together with Sarah, an executive from the National Breast Cancer Foundation – the foundation recipient of the money raised by Roy Hill staff, and matched by HPPL and Roy Hill. Messages from SJOG Subiaco and Hollywood Private Hospital were read out regarding Mrs. Rinehart’s care pack initiative – two of the hospitals involved in distributing care packs to their patients on behalf of Mrs. Rinehart and the Georgina Hope Foundation. Many of the recipients of these very welcome care packages are battling cancer.
After christening the trucks, guests then watched and cheered, as the pink trucks were put to work. The newly christened trucks had extra passengers aboard, including senior executives of Marubeni, Posco and China Steel, Tad Watroba of both HPPL and Roy Hill, a breast cancer survivor and Nola’s family members and several Olympians.
Mrs. Rinehart’s address and messages from the hospitals below, and photos will follow later: