Throughout 2015, The McGrath Foundation will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. Thatâ€™s 10 years of funding McGrath Breast Care Nurses, whoÂ provide invaluable care and support for women with breast cancer and their families.
The cost of funding each nurse for a 3-year placement is around $370,000 and the work they do collectively hasÂ benefited more than 21,000 Australian families.Â It was Jane McGrath’s wish that every single woman undergoing breast cancer treatment in Australia should have access to a Breast Care Nurse, andÂ this year the Foundation aims to fund another 10 Breast Care Nurses, adding to the 101 already working in communities right around the country.
Pink Stumps Day began in 2011 as a way of giving communities the opportunity to stage their own special event to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation. Since then, some 3,600Â clubs nationally have taken part and raised over $3.3Â million.
As the 5thÂ Pink Stumps Day approaches onÂ SaturdayÂ 21stÂ February 2015, the opportunity exists for up to 1,200 cricket clubs and teams in communities all over Australia to bring some pink to their local ground and help raise funds to support those women who are fighting breast cancer.