McGrath Foundation fundraiser Pink Pedal Party in Rutherglen wine district honours Karen Cofield

Karen and Max Cofield in 2008.
Karen and Max Cofield in 2008.

THE annual Pink Pedal Party in the Rutherglen wine district will honour a winery matriarch on Friday.

About 140 women will join the sold-out event jointly hosted by Cofield Wines and The Pickled Sisters Cafe in support of the McGrath Foundation’s mission to raise money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses.

Event organiser Melanie Cofield said it was a popular event that had a special meaning this year.

“We lost our mum Karen Cofield to this dreadful disease in February this year,” she said.

After bubbles and canapes at Rutherglen Wine Experience, the Pink Pedal Party will wind through the grapevines along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail to Cofield Wines.

It will end with a two-course gourmet lunch of sharing platters by The Pickled Sisters Cafe and matching Cofield Wines.

McGrath Foundation ambassador and director Tracy Bevan said the McGrath Foundation continued to be blown away by the support from Australian communities, which directly helped the foundation in its mission to ensure every family in Australia experiencing breast cancer had access to a breast care nurse no matter where they lived – and always free.

“We are proud to have funded 117 McGrath Breast Care Nurses working nationally who, together, have supported more than 50,000 families going through breast cancer,” she said.

“Events like this are truly helping us to make a difference; we couldn’t do it without you.”

To donate to the Cofield Wines and The Pickled Sisters Cafe - Pink Pedal Party online fundraising page, visit