Football: Claremont women’s team pink up for breast cancer

PLAYERS and supporters of the Claremont Women’s Football Club ‘pinked-up’ recently for Breast Cancer Network Australia’s (BCNA) annual Pink Sports Day.

The event was an opportunity for the Claremont to show their support for, and to pay tribute to, local women, men and families affected by breast cancer, while raising awareness and vital funds for BCNA.

The club raised more than for $400 through donations and fundraising activities on the day, as well as an extra $1000 through buying merchandise (pink socks and pink tape).

Club secretary Angel Hayward said Pink Sports Day was a momentous day in the club’s calendar.

“Pink Sports Day is an amazing show of support for those affected by breast cancer,” she said.

“One of the reasons we participated in Pink Sports Day was to ensure sufferers and their families know that they don’t have to go through breast cancer alone and that our community is right behind them.

“We are so proud of what our teams (Claremont Women’s Football Club and East Fremantle Football Club) raised and want to say a huge thank you to the local community for their support.”

Funds raised from Pink Sports Day will go directly to BCNA to support its work ensuring Australians diagnosed with breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs.

BCNA chief executive Christine Nolan said she was inspired by the dedication and spirit shown by sporting groups such as Claremont.

“The response from sporting groups and their communities across the country has been truly incredible,” she said.

“Groups from all sporting codes have eagerly taken up the opportunity to offer a helping hand and do something meaningful to raise awareness and support all Australians affected by breast cancer.”

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