North Mandurah JFC holds Pink Sports Day for breast cancer

(Left to right) Jody Elphinstone (President) and Tracey Genefini.
(Left to right) Jody Elphinstone (President) and Tracey Genefini.

THE North Mandurah Junior Football Club’s Pink Sports Day was held on Saturday in an effort to support Australians battling breast cancer.

In 2018, 18,235 Australians will be diagnosed with breast cancer, including 148 men.

This year will also mark Breast Cancer Network Australia’s (BCNA) 20th anniversary, with Pink Sports Day one of the ways locals will celebrate this milestone with the organisation.

 

BCNA chief executive officer Kirsten Pilatti said Pink Sports Day would harness the enthusiasm and community spirit of football to support Australians who are living with a breast cancer diagnosis.

Year Nine and Ten girls running through banner.

“We know that a breast cancer diagnosis doesn’t just affect the person with the disease – it has a ripple effect on their family, friends and wider community,” she said.

“Sport is at the heart of Australian communities, and is a way for people to come together and celebrate the good times and support each other through the hard times.

“Pink Sports Day is a great way for sporting groups to pay tribute to people they love who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.”