The Hockeyroos will be pretty in pink at the Samsung Hockey Champions Trophy – Women 2009 Sydney, where they will wear full pink uniforms to mark Hockey
With the Champions Trophy running from 11-19 July, the Hockeyroos will celebrate ‘Pink Ladies Day’ on Sunday 12 July during their match against
The creation of Pink Ladies Day was made possible thanks to the support of the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI), a key initiative of Curtin University of Technology.
Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Health Sciences at
“Research into cancer treatments and prevention is a key portfolio of the Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute (CHIRI). Chronic diseases such as cancer pose the greatest challenge to the wellbeing of Australians and we are delighted to be able to join with the Hockeyroos and NBCF to promote awareness,” Professor Downie said. Hockey
The purpose of Pink Ladies Day is to create awareness of the tireless work undertaken by the NBCF and to raise funds for breast cancer research. Hockey
“This is the first time that the Hockeyroos have worn an outfit that is not the official Australian team colors. As such, it’s a very important decision that we have not taken lightly as an organization and as a team. The Hockeyroos have supported the position fully as they are aware of the importance of breast cancer as a health issue for all Australian women. We are delighted to partner NBCF and hope that our association assists in some way to raise awareness and fight this disease', said
Sue Murray, CEO of the NBCF, encourages all sports fans to get behind the Hockeyroos on Pink Ladies Day. “We’re thrilled that the Hockeyroos will be playing in pink to raise awareness of breast cancer research. With one in nine women expected to be diagnosed in their lifetime, it’s vital that we keep funding research into the prevention and cure of the disease. Research has shown that regular exercise can decrease the risk of breast cancer, so this partnership also sends a message to the community to embrace a healthy and active lifestyle.”
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