It’s an astonishing fact that 43 Australians are diagnosed with breast cancer every day. That’s almost 16,000 people who will require specialist care this year alone.
The McGrath Foundation has been working tirelessly over the past 12 years to train and place McGrath Breast Care nurses in communities all over Australia. These are the ‘angels’ (as Jane called them) who help women and their families get through what can be a very difficult time.
The cost of funding each nurse for a 3-year placement is $390,000. The Foundation currently funds 110 Breast Care nurses and has now supported some 49,000 patients and their families through breast cancer.
Funds raised through Pink Stumps Day and the Pink Test/Jane McGrath Day combined pay for 6 Breast Care Nurses annually.
Since it began in 2011, Pink Stumps Day has become an annual community event that gives local sporting clubs, schools and businesses the chance to have some fun by holding their own “Pink Test” – while at the same time raising funds for the McGrath Foundation.
In 2018, Pink Stumps Day takes place on the weekend of February 17 & 18 and everyone who registers will be in the draw to win a special visit from Glenn McGrath at their Pink Stumps Day event. However, some cricket clubs may put on a Pink Stumps Day event on their final day of the season or their awards day.