Difference made

THE McGrath Foundation says a huge thank you to the Canning community for getting behind its community cricket initiative, Pink Stumps Day, and helping to raise more than $1.2 million to support families in Australia experiencing breast cancer.

The McGrath Foundation set community cricket teams a challenge to help smash the fundraising goal and it had not been been disappointed.

Thank you to the South Perth Junior Cricket Club, Canning Vale Junior Cricket Club, Leeming Spartan Cricket Club and Bullsbrook Cricket Club for their fantastic efforts.

Each group got their local community involved, turning their pitches pink and raised a collective $5530.

Not only that, more than 1000 teams around the country brought some magic to their cricket club going above and beyond to really make a difference.

Through support like this, the Foundation is able to ensure that families experiencing breast cancer have access to a breast care nurse, no matter where they live or their financial situation.

To date, the extensive network of McGrath Breast Care Nurses have helped to support more than 36,000 families through their breast cancer experience, providing invaluable physical, psychological and emotional support from the time of diagnosis and throughout treatment.

The Foundation would not be able to continue its important work without the community´┐Żs support, so thank you.

The Foundation is encouraging people to register their interest for Pink Stumps Day this summer. To do so, contact pinkstumpsday@mcgrathfoundation.com.au

Together we can make a difference.

PETRA BUCHANAN,

chief executive,

McGrath Foundation.