Sporting clubs across Australia are invited to pink up this Mother’s Day weekend in support of Australians affected by breast cancer.
Registrations are now open for Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA)’s sixth annual Pink Sports Day on 10 and 11 May 2014.
Pink Sports Day is an opportunity for sporting clubs and associations around Australia to show their support for, and pay tribute to, people in their local community who have been affected by breast cancer, while raising funds and awareness for BCNA.
Clubs and associations from all sporting codes are encouraged to get involved and turn pink during their matches over the weekend and to raise funds for BCNA.
Russell Athletic, Sherrin and Spalding are making it even easier for clubs to show their support and turn pink this year. The brands have each created a special pink range with a portion of proceeds going directly to BCNA.
Sherrin, the official AFL game ball, has produced a pink BCNA range including a leather match-quality football and a kid’s soft touch footy. Spalding has pink BCNA basketballs, soccer balls and netballs available, along with novelty bouncing balls. Russell Athletic, as part of their Head Candy range, has produced pink headbands with the iconic pink lady logo.
All three sportswear brands are proud to continue their on-going relationship with BCNA and hope to increase the awareness of breast cancer in Australia through these initiatives.
It’s free to take part and BCNA will provide participating clubs with a great ‘Pink Sports Day Event Pack’ with posters, Pink Lady tattoos and silhouettes, balloons, donation tins and lots more! Pink socks, shoelaces, caps and shirts are available for clubs to purchase, along with the Russell Athletic, Sherrin and Spalding’s pink ranges for BCNA.
BCNA CEO Maxine Morand, herself a breast cancer survivor, said more than 15,000 women and 125 men in Australia are expected be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone.
“Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women. Pink Sports Day gives local sporting clubs an opportunity to support women affected by breast cancer in their community – mothers, wives, daughters, sisters and friends – and let them know that they are not alone throughout their breast cancer journey.”
Last year more than 900 clubs across Australia took part in Pink Sports Day, raising an incredible $435,000 for BCNA. BCNA are hoping to raise $500,000 this year so it needs the whole community to get involved to raise much needed funds and awareness about breast cancer support.
Money raised through Pink Sports Day goes directly to BCNA to support its work in ensuring Australians affected by breast cancer are provided with the very best possible information, services and support possible.
Participating clubs can chose to hold fundraising activities such as a sausage sizzle, raffles or auctions and can also sell pink merchandise at their event.
To register, or find out more about Pink Sports Day, visit www.bcna.org.au/pinksportsday
What: Pink Sports Day 2014
When: Mother’s Day Weekend – Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 May 2014
Where: Local sporting clubs across Australia
Register: Registration is free and participating clubs will be sent an event pack.
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is the peak national organisation for Australians personally affected by breast cancer, and consists of a network of more than 90,000 individual members and 300 Member Groups. BCNA supports, informs, represents and connects Australians affected by breast cancer. BCNA works to ensure that Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs.
Visit us at www.bcna.org.au to find out more about our programs and services, including the free My Journey Kit for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer