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Buy a blue towel and help beat breast cancer


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Regional Victoria is being asked to get on board with a fundraising appeal to help those living with the insidious disease.

The so called "Little Blue Towel" might not seem like much, but each packet sold will help those diagnosed with breast cancer spend time at a special retreat with their families at no cost, courtesy of the OTIS Foundation.

The towels are recycled from hospitals where they have been used to dry sterilised hands, and are normally discarded after a single use.

As part of the Little Blue Towels initiative - the brainchild of The Horizon Committee - they are instead laundered and packaged by supported employment enterprises for people with disability.

The recycled towels - lint free, super absorbent and perfect for cleaning, camping or fishing - can then be purchased from any Bendigo Bank branch, with proceeds going to the OTIS Foundation.

OTIS Foundation General Manager, Rachel Mason, said this year the charity will make cl