Groups urged to show true colours in support
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.