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Turn the MCG Pink to support breast cancer
The Pink Lady Match is being held at the MCG this Mother's Day Weekend, as a special way to acknowledge those affected by breast cancer, and to raise essential funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA).
The Round 6 clash between Melbourne Demons and Sydney Swans will be the setting for this unique event, held on the eve of Mother's Day. (Saturday 9th May, from 6:30pm) However, this is an opportunity for all fans, no matter who you barrack for, to join together to celebrate mums, and raise awareness of breast cancer.
Melbourne Demon Tom McDonald in action during last year's match (Image credit: www.afl.com.au/news)
The Melbourne Cricket Ground will 'glow' pink on the inside and outside of the stadium for the evening. Don't forget to wear pink to show your support too!
Special 'pink bays' will be set up, so BCNA supporters can enjoy the event together. There will be special pre-match entertainment and a minute's silence to remember those affected by breast cancer.
Outside the MCG, there will be a mass planting of pink lady silhouettes. Visitors are encouraged to write a personal message on a silhouette to show their support.
Please note: This event is not a Field of Women as in previous years, and attendees will not be walking onto the MCG to form a Pink Lady Silhouette.
All proceeds from your ticket will be donated directly to BCNA to continue their important work supporting those affected by breast cancer. Tickets are available from Ticketek.
Alongside this event, sporting leagues, clubs and associations across the country are being encouraged to 'Pink Up' in support of BCNA. It's free to participate, and all funds raised will support the important work of BCNA. See the website for details of how your club can get involved.
Get your local sports team involved in Pink Sports Day this Mother's Day weekend (Image credit: www.bcna.org.au)
Sadly, it seems everybody has been touched by breast cancer in some way. Perhaps your mum, grandma, wife, sister, aunt or a friend. Perhaps you've experienced it firsthand.1 in 8 Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. Pleasingly, treatment options and survival rates continue to improve all the time. This is only possible with ongoing community support to raise funds for this tragic disease.