Golf clubs around Australia are invited to ‘pink up’ this October by participating in Breast Cancer Network Australia’s (BCNA) Pink Golf Day in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
With an increasing number of women taking up the sport, the PGA of Australia is using it’s considerable influence to encourage golf clubs across Australia to get involved in the BCNA initiative.
Local golf clubs are encouraged to sign up and turn hot pink for a day to raise funds and awareness for BCNA. Pink Golf Day will be held nationally on 28 October, however clubs are welcome to choose any date that suits their calendar.
Money raised by clubs will go directly to BCNA to support its work in ensuring women diagnosed with breast cancer anywhere in Australia are provided with the information, services and support, including the free My Journey Kit for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
BCNA CEO Maxine Morand, herself a breast cancer survivor, says Pink Golf Day is a great way for communities to demonstrate their support not just for women affected by breast cancer, but for their partners and children too.
“Showing local support for women and families affected by breast cancer is really important. Pink Golf Day is an excellent opportunity for communities to rally together, have some fun, and make a real difference to breast cancer care and support in Australia,” Maxine said.
“More than 14,000 women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone. The funds raised through Pink Golf Day are important to support the work BCNA does in offering women from all over Australia, ongoing and up-to-date information, services and support.”
Registration for Pink Golf Day is essential. To find out more about Pink Golf Day or to register visit the website: http://pinkgolfday2012.gofundraise.com.au