Groups urged to show true colours in sup­port

Pilbara News - - Sport - Tay­lar Amonini

Breast Can­cer Net­work Aus­tralia is call­ing on lo­cal sports men and women to hold Pink Sports Day events.

Pink Sports Day is an event for lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties to come to­gether and show their sup­port for those af­fected by breast can­cer.

Long-time BCNA sup­porter and Pink Sports Day am­bas­sador Shane Craw­ford said Pink Sports Day wasn’t just about sup­port­ing the women who had been di­ag­nosed — it was also about sup­port­ing the hus­bands, part­ners, fam­ily mem­bers and friends who were also on the jour­ney.

“Most sport­ing clubs, no mat­ter what sport, have a pretty in­cred­i­ble spirit,” he said.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing the clubs turn pink on the field to show their sup­port for a cause that’s close to all of our hearts.”

Clubs are en­cour­aged to hold any­thing from sausage siz­zles to raf­fles and to wear pink on game day to raise money and aware­ness for breast can­cer.

In 2016, more than 890 clubs across Aus­tralia took part in Pink Sports Day, rais­ing $391,000.

This year, BCNA is aim­ing to raise $550,000. Forty-eight families are af­fected by a breast can­cer di­ag­no­sis ev­ery day, with a to­tal of 17,730 Aus­tralians hear­ing the words “you have breast can­cer” this year, mean­ing most peo­ple will know some­one af­fected by the dis­ease.

To find out more or to reg­is­ter your sport­ing group for a Pink Sports Day event, visit cna.org.au/pinksports day.

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