Round 5 of the SEABL fixture will be recognised as ‘Pink Round’ in support of breast cancer awareness with many events scheduled across the weekend.
All home teams in the SEABL women’s competition will be provided with a Spalding pink game ball for usage during their matches and patrons are encouraged to wear pink to help promote the cause.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting Australian women. In 2015, it is estimated that 15,600 women will be diagnosed which is an increase of 819 from 2010, while 145 men will also be diagnosed.
Frankston shooting guard and last year’s MVP, Maddie Garrick, has a personal connection to the cause through her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis.
“My mother will be 12 years in remission this year which is incredible. This round gives me a chance to reflect on how lucky and how strong my mother is.”
Garrick is also looking for fan involvement to ramp up even more in Round 5.
“A lot of people have a direct relation to breast cancer or at least know someone who has been affected by it. I encourage all fans to wear pink and educate themselves on what the round means.”
Keep an eye out across the weekend for how all SEABL clubs will celebrate The Pink Round.