By Jessica Micallef
The McGrath Foundation is calling on Aussies to grab their mates and “pink up” their cricket by registering to host a Pink Stumps Day event.
Pink Stumps Day is the breast cancer-fighting foundation’s main community fundraising campaign.
The initiative is a way for cricket clubs and teams, workplaces, schools and backyard players across Australia to turn their cricket pink to help raise funds for the foundation and increase the understanding of breast health.
The foundation is named after Jane McGrath, the late wife of Australian cricket great Glenn McGrath.
Foundation ambassador and director Tracy Bevan said the nationwide event was a great and enjoyable way for Aussies to raise money for an important cause.
“Pink Stumps Day plays a vital fundraising role to help achieve the foundation’s mission of ensuring every family affected by breast cancer has access to a free McGrath breast care nurse,” she said.
Ms Bevan said that last year, Pink Stumps Day raised more than $1 million.
The official Pink Stumps Day will be Saturday, February 16, but events can be run on any date.
Anyone who registers to host an event before November 30 will go in the draw to win a Pink Test experience for the Sydney Test against India. To register, visit pinkstumpsday.com.au