A drive through Mudgee in 2016 was the catalyst for Gunnedah's Pink Up Your Town campaign.
Colleen Fuller will head up the McGrath Foundation initiative in town and said Gunnedah would be the "first in the north-west" to go pink in October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
"I was travelling through Mudgee when it was on a few years ago and I thought, 'Good grief, what is this?', so we stopped," she said.
"The thing at Mudgee that really impressed me was that the whole lot of Mudgee was painted up with pink balloons and pink streamers.
"It was a whole town initiative."
This week Mrs Fuller found out her application to form a committee was successful and she is already drumming up support.
She is hoping every pub, club, business, community group and school will get involved and hold their fundraisers over the course of the month.
"It's about our community and it's to give a good feel about the community. It's a great town and we know it," Mrs Fuller said.
"Plus it brings a lot of people into town from other towns."
Forty people have already put up their hands to join the committee including a radio host, realtor, banker, chefs, photographers and local government staff. Six chairs have also been appointed to oversee finances and the like, and they will meet for the first time next week.
"I couldn't do this without a great team. We're all involved and we welcome anyone else who wants to get on board," Mrs Fuller said.
"Everyone's really focused about it and has good ideas. I'd like to see our street have a bit of a lift.
"I know we're going through tough times but I know we can make it fun for everyone for a minimum cost."
Mrs Fuller's life has been touched by cancer many times and she is keen to include breast cancer survivors in the campaign. But most of all, she would like locals to have access to a specialist nurse in their own town.
"What I would love to see for the Paint the Town Pink is a McGrath [Breast Care] Nurse for Gunnedah," she said.
Tamworth campaigned for a breast care nurse in 2017 and in 2018, Nerridah Prentice was employed at the North West Cancer Centre. It is Mrs Fuller's hope that she can include Ms Prentice in Gunnedah's events.