Ex­tra goal for Illawarra clash

Wanneroo Weekender - - Sport - With Greg Hire

ONE in eight women will be di­ag­nosed with breast cancer in their life­time.

Eight women die from breast cancer ev­ery day in Aus­tralia.

We hope to raise aware­ness around star­tling sta­tis­tics such as these in tonight’s game against the Illawarra Hawks at Perth Arena.

In sup­port of Dawn and Trevor Glee­son, the Perth Wild­cats will be don­ning pink jer­seys as we raise funds for Breast Cancer WA.

I re­ally hope our team draws in­spi­ra­tion from Dawn.

She is a re­mark­able woman who has dis­played noth­ing but courage.

Just a month af­ter win- ning our third cham­pi­onship, Dawn dis­cov­ered a lump in her breast, which sub­se­quently was a di­ag­no­sis of breast cancer for the sec­ond time.

I hope our team can do three things for Dawn and ev­ery­one else bat­tling breast cancer: raise funds; raise aware­ness; and put in an ef­fort of which all those fight­ing breast cancer would be proud.

We face the Hawks for the sec­ond time and I ex­pect noth­ing less than a fierce bat­tle.

Rot­nei Clarke is one of the more po­tent perime­ter play­ers in the league and AJ Ogilvy is a premier big man.

We ob­vi­ously had a dis­ap­point­ing re­sult against Cairns Taipans on the road on Sun­day, where we were sim­ply out-worked, out-hus­tled and out­played.

I look for­ward to see­ing how the team responds tonight.

Greg Hire in the pink uni­form the Wild­cats will be wear­ing tonight against Illawarra.

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