Football St George club Peakhurst United FC will host their annual Women in Football Pink Ribbon Gala Day on Sunday 6th March to help beat breast and gynaecological cancers
This will be the fifth year the club has organised the fundraiser, raising over $30,000 in the past four years.
The Peakhurst United FC’s Pink Ribbon event will be a major fundraiser and an opportunity to bring the broader community together.
Women’s football teams from the local and other associations in NSW are invited to participate to promote the success of women in sport and increase awareness of women’s cancers.
The Club is hoping to see locals come together at the event to enjoy football, food stalls and community spirit.
With the support of local businesses, the Pink Ribbon Gala Day aims to raise $8,000 for Cancer Council.
The money raised will help fund world-class research into women’s cancers, cancer prevention and advocacy programs, and support services to help those affected by women’s cancers at every part of their journey.
The club is aiming to attract women’s football teams from the local and surrounding areas, their families and supporters as well as the extended local community.
You can help by registering an all-age women’s team into the gala day, sponsoring the event, attending the gala day to enjoy the activities or making a donation online.
The Club was motivated to hold this event because several of its players have recently had family members diagnosed with breast cancer.
“When people you love are diagnosed with cancer, the fear which grips you is overwhelming,” said Leanne Smith, All Age Women Player from Peakhurst United FC.
“Not knowing what the future holds for your family or how to explain ‘the C word’ to your children. I can only imagine how tough it is to be a cancer patient – the harrowing treatment and the uncertainty of what lies ahead. If we can make a difference, even if it is only small, to the lives of these women and their families, then that is something we can be proud of.
“Breast and gynaecological cancers unfortunately touch everyone’s life in one form or another, either directly or through the experience of family and friends. Hosting a Pink Ribbon event was an opportunity for the Club to help make a difference to the lives of those affected by women’s cancers.”
Rashmi Naran, Community Engagement Manager at Cancer Council NSW said, “In the South Eastern Sydney region alone, it is estimated that approximately 774 people will be diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer in a single year, with around 173 deaths expected.”
“The Peakhurst United Football Club’s Women in Football Pink Ribbon Gala Day is a fun way to get the community together to help people in Southern Sydney affected by women’s cancers,” continued Mrs Naran.
If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Peakhurst United FC at firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Peakhurst United Women in Football Pink Ribbon Gala Day
Where: Peakhurst Park Synthetic Field
When: Sunday 6th March 2022, 9am to 5pm
Cost: $200 per team