Listen: McGrath Foundation ambassador and director Tracy Bevan talks about the importance of local support for Breast Care Nurses around the country
Hope 103.2’s Graeme Burrill knows first-hand how breast cancer can affect a person and their family, after witnessing his sister’s battle several years ago. Also passionate about cricket, his family love that the McGrath Foundation bring the two opportunities together – a simple cricket game that supports specialist breast cancer nurses to have an impact beyond the game.
The McGrath Foundation has been hosting Pink Stumps Day since their first pink test match in Sydney in 2009 was a success, and while October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you can plan your own Pink Stumps Day match at any time of the year.
“Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in Australia (apart from non-melanoma skin cancer) and the second most common cancer to cause death in women, after lung cancer.” cancer.org.au
Graeme chatted with McGrath Foundation ambassador and director Tracy Bevan about Pink Stumps Day.
“The first pink test match was in 2009 and everyone loved what they saw at the SCG so we came up with a campaign called Pink Stumps Day, where we encourage grassroot cricketers, cricket clubs and schools all over Australia to hold their own pink game and fundraise for the foundation… it helps us continue funding our 151 McGrath Breast Care Nurses,” Tracy said.
Listen to the full interview in the player above