The Central Coast Mariners are excited to announce that the annual Pink Round will return this year, when the Mariners face Macarthur FC at Central Coast Stadium on Monday, 8th March.
The match, which will take place on International Women’s Day, will feature the Mariners in a brand-new Pink home strip, and the club will take on several fundraising initiatives to hit a target of $10,000 for the Cancer Council NSW.
To help reach this goal, the Mariners will host the 2021 Pink Appeal function at Mingara next Tuesday, 2nd March.
The Pink Appeal will be a corporate function involving a MarinersTV ‘telethon’, with viewers able to donate live via prompts on the screen, while attendees can watch the Mariners take on Perth that night on the big screen.
Central Coast Mariners CEO Shaun Mielekamp said the Club was delighted to be supporting the cause once more and encouraged the community to get behind it too on March 8th.
“Pink Round is always a very special occasion and we’re excited to be able to host it as a club once again this year,” he said.
“We are hoping to raise more than $10,000 for Cancer Council NSW so that they are able to continue to put money into cancer research and continue to support individuals and families living with this disease.”
“The Pink Appeal is set to be an awesome night at Mingara and we’d like to encourage any of our fans, members or partners who would like to attend to get in contact with us.”
Jaynie Moloney, Community Relations Coordinator for Cancer Council NSW said partnerships such as this one are imperative for the organisation and what they do.
“Throughout Covid19, cancer patients told us they were feeling more isolated than ever before,” Moloney said.
“We are so grateful for the support of our local community, and our partnerships with organisations like the Central Coast Mariners.”
“Their commitment to support us with awareness and fundraising ensures that we can continue to provide our critical services to local patients and their families, when they need us the most.”
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Australian women, with a new diagnosis occurring every 27 minutes.
Thankfully, through research, improvements in early detection and treatment for breast cancer have led to a significant increase in survival rate in recent decades.
A typical woman diagnosed today has around a 91% chance of surviving beyond five years.
However, aggressive and advanced breast cancers still pose a huge challenge.
More research is needed to investigate new treatment methods, overcome treatment resistance and improve the quality of life of advanced breast cancer patients.
Breast Cancer Statistics |
Across NSW, it is estimated that approximately 6,240 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, with around 973 deaths expected.
One in seven women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
Every day, around 17 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in NSW, or one every 84 minutes.
Every day, around three women die from breast cancer in NSW.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in NSW women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer).