Pakenham turns PINK!


Nearly 50 Australian women every day will be told they have breast cancer.

According to Cancer Australia, this year it’s estimated that the risk of an individual being diagnosed with breast cancer by their 85th birthday will be one in 14 - one in 715 males, and one in eight females.

On 8 July, the Warriors will be ‘pinking up’ to show their support for, and pay tribute to, people in the local community who have been affected by breast cancer, while raising funds and awareness for BCNA.

The initial push for the event was the news that the 33-year-old sister of Warriors Youth League Division 2 Women’s head coach Darren Thomas, had just been diagnosed with breast cancer.

As the Warriors start to count down to their Triple Header Pink Sports Day, they’re inviting their biggest fans to cheer them on and to dig deep to help reach raise some much needed funds.

Donations will go directly to BCNA to help ensure Australians affected by breast cancer are provided with the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs.

Given that every dollar counts, the Warriors are urging local fans to help make a difference by making a secure online donation, big or small.

Monetary donations towards the event can be made via the fundraising page at

Donors will automatically receive a tax-deductible receipt via email.

The Warriors Pink Sports Day will kick off at 4pm with the Warriors’ Youth League Women’s team taking to the court to battle the Western Port Steelers.

The Youth League Men’s team will then take on the Wallan Panthers at 6pm, followed by the senior men looking to defend their home court – also against Wallan.

There will be door prizes, ‘best dressed in PINK’ and halftime competitions, along with a raffle with the major prize of a 12-month membership at Cardinia LiFE.

More information about the event can be found via the Facebook event page.


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