Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) has called on all Highlands sportsmen and woman to go pink for breast cancer awareness.
Highlanders have been encouraged to host a Pink Sports Day event to show their support for those affected by breast cancer in the community.
this year 48 families will be affected by a breast cancer diagnosis every day in Australia.
More than 17,000 Australians will hear the words “you have breast cancer” this year.
Pink Sports Day events can be big or small – whether it’s a sausage sizzle or cake stall at the local club, holding a raffle competition or wearing pink on game day.
Long-time BCNA supporter and Pink Sports Day Ambassador, Shane Crawford, said Pink Sports Day isn’t just about supporting the women who have been diagnosed, it’s also about supporting the husbands, partners, family members and friends who are also on the journey.
“Most sporting clubs – no matter what sport – have a pretty incredible spirit. 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” he said.
Natalie Medhurst, World Champion Australian netballer and Pink Sports Day Ambassador, has also encouraged all types of sporting groups to get involved.
“I would love to see all sporting groups pink up for Pink Sports Day this year to help raise awareness of breast cancer and the work of Breast Cancer Network Australia.”
While many clubs hold an event over Mother’s Day weekend, Pink Sports Day runs for 365 days a year and clubs are welcome to participate on a day that best suits their fixtures.
In 2016, more than 890 clubs across Australia took part in Pink Sports Day and raised $391,000.
This year BCNA has aimed to raise $550,000 which will help ensure Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate for their individual needs.
BCNA CEO Christine Nolan said Pink Sports Day inspired great community participation and spirit.
“We really encourage all sporting clubs to get involved, no matter how big or small that involvement may be,” she said.
Register your sporting group for Pink Sports Day now.
Registrations are open online.
It is free to participate and Breast Cancer Network Australia will provide a free event pack with everything needed to run and promote your event.
To register or find out more visit www.bcna.org.au/pinksportsday