Tapping into sport’s community support to tackle breast cancer

Wangaratta Netball Association is ‘pinking up’ after heeding the call to raise money and awareness for the Breast Cancer Network Australia. 

Teams from across the region will come together on Saturday, donning pink clothing to show support to those in the community affected by breast cancer, including husbands, friends and family members.

Buns, balls, shoelaces and other merchandise will be on sale at the canteen.

Breast Cancer Network Australia chief executive Kirsten Pilatti said in 2018 alone 18,235 Australians would be diagnosed with breast cancer – including 148 men.

“Sport is at the heart of Australian communities, and is a way for people to come together and celebrate the good times and support each other through the hard times,” she said.

“We know that a breast cancer diagnosis doesn’t just affect the person with the disease – it has a ripple effect on their family, friends and wider community.”

All money raised will ensure Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care suitable to their individual needs.