Formerly called Pink Footy & Netball Day, this year will be the first time that teams from any sporting code throughout Australia can take part in the event.
BCNA’s Pink Sports Day gives country and suburban sports clubs a chance to come together in a show of strength and support for local women and families affected by breast cancer.
Local clubs are encouraged to get involved and turn hot pink during their matches to raise funds for BCNA. Clubs have just three weeks – until 3 May 2013 – to register their involvement. Last year more than 900 local clubs across Australia took part and raised $350,000 for Australians affected by breast cancer.
Registration is free and easy, but also essential to take part. Visit www.bcna.org.au/pinksportsday to find out more and register online. Upon registering clubs will be sent a free event pack to help run and promote their community event.
Participating clubs can choose to sell merchandise at their event with all proceeds going to support the work of BCNA. Clubs also have the option to raise additional funds and awareness for BCNA by organising activities such as sausage sizzles, raffles, fundraising evenings, or hosting an auction – the options are endless!
Moneys raised by clubs will go directly to BCNA to support its work in ensuring Australians diagnosed with breast cancer are provided with the very best information, services and support possible.
BCNA CEO Maxine Morand, herself a breast cancer survivor, says Pink Sports Day is a great way for sporting communities to demonstrate their support not just for women affected by breast cancer, but for their partners and children too. ‘When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer a lot of people who know her are affected,’ she says. ‘Getting involved in Pink Sports Day is an opportunity for clubs to support the many friends and family members affected in their community.’
About 15,000 women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone and the funds raised via Pink Sports Day are critical to the work BCNA does in offering these women ongoing and up-to-date information, services and support. ‘Pink Sports Day is a fun way to raise funds to support Australians diagnosed and living with breast cancer.’
To register, or find out more about Pink Sports Day, visit www.bcna.org.au/pinksportsday