Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

THE McGrath Foun­da­tion says a huge thank you to the lo­cal com­mu­nity for get­ting be­hind our com­mu­nity cricket ini­tia­tive, Pink Stumps Day, and help­ing to raise more than $1.2 mil­lion to help sup­port fam­i­lies ex­pe­ri­enc­ing breast can­cer in Aus­tralia.

The Foun­da­tion set com­mu­nity cricket teams a chal­lenge to help smash the fundrais­ing goal and it has not been dis­ap­pointed. Thank you to Kent Street Se­nior High School, Kens­ing­ton Pri­mary School and Wool­worths WA stores for their fan­tas­tic ef­forts.

Each group got their lo­cal com­mu­nity in­volved, turn­ing their pitches pink and raised a col­lec­tive $104,626.

Through sup­port like this, we are able to en­sure fam­i­lies ex­pe­ri­enc­ing breast can­cer have ac­cess to a breast care nurse.

To date, the ex­ten­sive net­work of breast care nurses has helped to sup­port more than 36,000 fam­i­lies in Aus­tralia, no mat­ter where they live or their fi­nan­cial sit­u­a­tion.

As the McGrath Foun­da­tion says, to­gether we can make a dif­fer­ence. PE­TRA BUCHANAN, chief ex­ec­u­tive, McGrath Foun­da­tion.

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