Kirsten Pilatti – CEO
Breast Cancer Network Australia
Thank you to everyone for getting behind Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) and our ‘Play4BCNA Pink Sports Day’ round over Mother’s Day weekend. We can’t wait to see the sea of pink down at each club as the teams run out onto the ground!
Being told you have breast cancer changes your life in an instant. It also changes the lives of those around you – families, friends, workplaces, sporting clubs, schools and local communities.
Your participation this weekend will not only show support to the families in your club and community affected by breast cancer, but it will also raise important funds to help BCNA continue our work.
BCNA provides information and support to those diagnosed and their supporters, opportunities to connect with others going through a similar situation and works to influence a stronger healthcare system to ensure all Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best care, treatment and support.
With over 20,000 Australians diagnosed with breast cancer every year, our services have never been more important with most of the 40,000 people diagnosed over the past two years having the added emotional burden of going through treatment alone.
Over that time, our Helpline has taken over 20,000 calls and we have successfully been able to deliver our information forums in a digital format with over 11,000 views. It’s because of support like yours that we can continue to be here for everyone, at every stage of their breast cancer journey.
Anyone who has been part of a PLAY4BCNA round before will know how much fun it is to come together, pull on your pink socks, dye your hair pink and paint your ground pink to support those around you diagnosed and living with breast cancer.
Every year we are blown away by how many people come down to support the ‘PLAY4BCNA Pink Sports Day’ round and I’m looking forward to getting around to as many clubs as possible to join in the day.
We wish you all the best this weekend. Have fun as you ‘pink up’ to PLAY4BCNA!
For any clubs that can’t participate this weekend, we welcome you to hold your event any weekend that suits you!
And don’t forget that if you or someone you know is diagnosed with breast cancer you can call our Helpline on 1800 500 258. We’re here, every step.
To get involved or donate head to: https://pinksportsday.bcna.org.au/my-fundraising/452/eastern-football-netball-league
To find out more about getting involved in Pink Sports Day or to order PLAY4BCNA Pink Merchandise head to: https://pinksportsday.bcna.org.au