The annual Test match in Sydney has become the iconic centerpiece of the Cricket Australia and McGrath Foundation partnership with the SCG turning pink in honour of Jane McGrath and to raise money to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia.
And at the end of Day 5 of the Domain Pink Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the McGrath Foundation thanked the Australian public and cricket community for their support.
Says McGrath Foundation Co-Founder and President Glenn McGrath AM, “We have so far raised over $1,200,000 helping to fund nine McGrath Breast Care Nurses. It’s our second biggest year, behind the Ashes Pink Test last year.”
Over the last eleven years the Pink Test has become a national phenomenon and is the largest sporting fundraising initiative in Australia.
McGrath continues, “We are also so very grateful for the support of the Federal Government which will go a long way to closing the gap on the need for breast care nurses. But we still have a lot more work to do. Even with this generous Government support we will be 94 nurses short of being able to ensure everyone who needs a McGrath Breast Care Nurse has one for free.”
Fundraising for the McGrath Foundation at the Pink Test will continue outside the stadium with thousands of people now ‘pinking up’ cricket games in their own community by hosting a Pink Stumps Day cricket match.
The online memorabilia auction is now also in full swing where people can donate or bid for rare baggy pink caps signed by both Australian and Indian teams in the Pink Test auction.
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