PINJARRA Harness Racing Club will team up with Community TAB to raise funds for the Women’s Cancer Foundation awareness campaign WA Team Teal at its annual Pinjarra Pacing Cup on March 5.
Team Teal is the harness racing industry’s national awareness and fundraising campaign for the Women’s Cancer Foundation, and will raise funds for gynaecological cancer research.
It will run during Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in February, as well as March.
Funds would be raised on the day through donation tins on entry, fundraising raffles and competitions, sale of Team Teal ribbons and wristbands, and the Club will also donate $200 for every race won by a female driver.
Racing and Wagering WA chairman Jeff Ovens said the positive effects of the program would be extensive for regional WA, with 49 of WA race clubs based in regional communities.
“Our donation to WA Team Teal is one of more than 50 community organisations that will be supported as part of Community TAB’s $150million contribution to the WA community this year,” he said.
Pinjarra Harness Pacing Club general manager Sian Hughes said the community TAB program would be a great avenue for clubs to gain additional exposure through new local charity partnerships.
“Pinjarra Harness Pacing Club has been involved with Community TAB for the past three years,” Ms Hughes said.
“This national fundraising and awareness initiative supports the essential service and resources provided by the Women’s Cancer Foundation.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to contribute financially to lifesaving research and treatment of Women’s cancers, particularly ovarian cancer.”
The Pinjarra Pacing Cup will have nine races, a free bouncy castle for kids, live music between races, a Punters Club as well as the Paceway Pavilion restaurant, garden bar and canteen facilities available on the day.
Funds raised on the day will be matched by Community TAB and would go towards research of cancer that affects women.