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Cricket club thinks pink

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February 12, 2018

McGrath breast care nurse Michelle Parish (back) with organiser Alex McCaffrey and breast cancer survivor Kylie Jones.

Funraiser attendees Maree Giblin, Bernadette Bell and Carolynne Young.

All smiles: Pauline Doonan and Jill Maude enjoyed the social event.

Shepparton United Football Netball Club’s room was a sea of pink on Saturday, as a way to spread breast cancer awareness.

Shepparton United Cricket Club hosted a ladies day in conjunction with Pink Stumps Day as a McGrath Foundation fundraiser.

The event included the advent of a raffle, lucky door prizes, bra pong, as well as musical entertainment and guest speakers.

Also on hand were beauticians from Arbonne and hairdressers from Just Cuts.

Speaking on the day was breast cancer survivor Kylie Jones, who spoke about her own personal experience as a survivor, and McGrath breast care nurse Michelle Parish.

Organiser Alex McCaffrey said it was a good way to incorporate sport into raising money for a good cause.

‘‘I think we all know someone that has been affected by breast cancer in some way, so it’s a really good cause to support,’’ Ms McCaffrey said.

The funds go to the McGrath Foundation, an organisation that directly funds breast care nurse roles across the country, including two in Shepparton.

The role of the nurses is to spread awareness and support, and work directly with breast care nurses and survivors.

‘‘The women here today not only are able to raise funds for a good cause, but they also get an added awareness in regards to their own health,’’ Ms McCaffrey said.

‘‘It’s a social day out, it’s fun, and it’s an opportunity for us all to get together.’’

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