Step up to the crease

WITH summer just around the corner, the McGrath Foundation is calling on Eastern Shore residents to “step up to the crease” by registering to host a Pink Stumps Day cricket match.

Endorsed by Cricket Australia, Pink Stumps Day gives cricket clubs, community groups, businesses, schools and local residents the chance to bring the magic of the Pink Test to their community by turning a cricket match pink and fundraising for the McGrath Foundation.

Around 17,000 women and 150 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and the money raised through the campaign will fund McGrath breast care nurses, who make life for families with breast cancer that little bit easier.

McGrath Foundation ambassador and director Tracy Bevan urged Eastern Shore residents to “go into bat” for the McGrath Foundation.

“Pink Stumps Day is a great way to have some fun with your mates while raising money to help fund McGrath breast care nurses,” she said.

“While we’re extremely proud to have placed 118 McGrath breast care nurses in communities across Australia, there’s still lots more to do.

“Right now, 79 more breast care nurses are needed to ensure every person going through breast cancer has access to this important service.”

Every person who registers a Pink Stumps Day can choose to receive a special cricket kit that features everything needed to turn your game pink.

This includes a bandana, pink zinc, pink stumps, bat, ball, bails, pink tape and a collection box.

Registrations for Pink Stumps Day are now open at www.pinkstumpsday.com.au.

While the official Pink Stumps Day will be held on Saturday 17 February 2018, participants are welcome to host their event anytime up to April 2018.

Caption: Former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath joins in a Pink Stumps Day cricket match.