Central Coast Mariners great Adam Kwasnik and Fan Engagement Coordinator Carly Carmichael made a visit to Gosford Hospital’s Cancer Information Centre on Monday to help brighten the day of some brave women currently battling cancer.
Kwasnik and Carmichael gave out a number of pink roses to women at the Centre as part of the Club’s community initiative this week in support of Pink Ribbon Day.
The pink roses were donated by local company ‘I Forgive You’ – which is the brainchild of businesswoman Sue Henry.
After trying to come to terms with the brutal killing of her father, Sue was compelled to develop the ‘I Forgive You’ mobile app to help others dealing with grief or personal upheaval.
Using her personal experience in dealing with the emotions of grief and anger and finally letting go, Sue created the ‘I Forgive You’ app which helps users to express their thoughts on forgiveness, or to share their love, declare their gratitude, make apologies or simply just tell someone they care.
“It is with gratitude that we can partner with the Mariners to bring some small joy into the lives of these brave women,” Sue said.
Central Coast Mariners will swap their usual yellow and navy get-ups for bright pink kits for this Saturday's match against Wellington Phoenix in order to make a vibrant and visual statement in support of women’s cancer research, prevention and support services, plus Pink Ribbon Day – an annual initiative organised by Australia’s Cancer Council.
With the backing of Brightfield Integrated Facilities Management, the Mariners are back in pink for a third season, and are looking to build on the $40,000 raised by the Club over the past two years (in previous association with Mingara) for the Cancer Council.
Every penny donated via the post-match signed jersey auction online, the ten bucks Brightfield are chipping in from every pink jersey sold at the game, plus any other donations made by fans, will stay directly in the Central Coast community. Indeed, the cash will be spent to assist with the $60,000 upgrade of the Erina Community Health Centre, in order to turn it into a one-stop information location for those affected by women’s cancers.
To learn more about ‘I Forgive You’ please visit www.iforgiveyou.com.au, www.twitter.com/iforgiveyouapp, or www.facebook.com/iforgiveyouapp.
Central Coast Mariners vs. Wellington Phoenix (#CCMvWEL) – Hyundai A-League 2014/15 Round 2
Where: Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
When: Saturday 18 October 2014
Tickets: www.Ticketek.com.au or www.CCMariners-Memberships.com.au
Twitter: @CCMariners #CCMvWEL