And the crowd goes Pink!

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On Mother’s Day weekend sporting groups across Australia will ‘pink up’ as they take part in Breast Cancer Network Australia’s (BCNA) annual Pink Sports Day.

All sporting groups – leagues, associations and clubs – are invited to get involved and ‘pink up’ to help raise awareness and vital funds for BCNA.

Netball Victoria encourages clubs, teams and associations across Victoria to join with hundreds of sporting groups nationwide as they turn hot pink to show their support for, and pay tribute to, people in their local community who have been affected by breast cancer.

Last year more than 900 country and suburban clubs across Australia got involved and raised $450,000 for women and families affected by breast cancer. This year BCNA hopes to raise $600,000 and are calling on all sporting groups and their communities to help them achieve this.

Pink Sports Day is an easy and fun way for sporting groups to unite for a special cause and it’s guaranteed to be exciting and very rewarding for all involved.

Participating sporting groups can fundraise for BCNA by organising activities such as sausage sizzles, cake sales, raffles, or fundraising evenings – the options are endless! To help sporting groups pink up, BCNA has a range of exciting pink merchandise available to purchase.

Funds raised through Pink Sports Day go directly to BCNA to support their work in ensuring Australians diagnosed Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs.

Members of the community are encouraged to ‘pink up’ and come down to cheer on their local teams as they play in support of those affected by breast cancer.

Christine Nolan, BCNA CEO said it’s important that women in communities all over Australia know they’re not alone in their breast cancer journey.

“More than 15,600 Australian women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone. It’s so important that these women who are our friends, sisters, wives, mothers and daughters know that we are there to support them,” Christine said.

Registration is free and easy, but also essential to take part. We encourage all sporting groups to register and get involved in this fun day for a great cause. Upon registering, BCNA will send clubs a free event pack with everything they need to run and promote their event.

For more information and to register visit www.bcna.org.au/pinksportsday.