Hundreds of sporting groups around Australia ‘pinked up’ over Mother’s Day weekend as they took part in Breast Cancer Network Australia’s (BCNA) annual Pink Sports Day.
Pink Sports Day was an opportunity for sporting groups across all sports to show their support for, and pay tribute to, people in their local community affected by breast cancer.
More than 1000 sporting groups across football, soccer, netball, basketball and all those in between took part over the weekend to raise funds and awareness for BCNA.
Although Pink Sports Day traditionally runs over Mother’s Day weekend, sporting groups can hold their Pink Sports Day at a later date that suits their fixtures and availability.
Netball Victoria encourages all clubs, leagues and associations who were unable to take part last weekend to get on board and host a Pink Sports later this year.
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. Encourage your sporting group 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.