With summer around the corner, McGrath Foundation calls on Australia to step up to the crease by registering to host a pink stumps day cricket match.
Pink Stumps Day, endorsed by Cricket Australia, lets cricket clubs, community groups, businesses, schools and mates bring the magic of the Pink Test to their community by turning a cricket match pink and fundraising for the McGrath Foundation.
Around 17,000 women and 150 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and the money raised through the campaign will fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses who make life for families with breast cancer that little bit easier.
McGrath Foundation Ambassador and Director, Tracy Bevan, is urging everyone to go into bat for the Foundation.
“Pink Stumps Day is a great way to have some fun with your mates while raising money for McGrath Breast Care Nurses. While were proud to have placed 118 McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia, there’s lots more to do. Right now, 79 more breast care nurses are needed to ensure every person going through breast cancer has access to this important service,” she says.
Every person who registers for a Pink Stump Day can choose to receive an amazing Pink Stumps Day cricket kit featuring everything needed to turn your game pink including a bandana and pink zinc in addition to pink stumps, a bat, ball, bails, pink tape and a collection box.
Registrations are now open at Pinkstumpsday.com.au. The official Pink Stumps Day is on Saturday, 17 February, 2018. Participants can host their event any time up to April 2018.
McGrath Foundation started with Jane and Glenn McGrath’s very public experience with breast cancer, and has become one of Australia’s most recognised and respected charities, with McGrath Foundation. More than 56,000 families have been supported by 118 McGrath Breast Cancer Nurses.