Lynx join Pink Weekend for Breast Cancer
The Perth Lynx are excited to will be joining the Perth Wildcats in hosting an annual Pink Game for breast cancer this year.
The Lynx will wear pink uniforms for its Saturday 26 October clash against the Adelaide Lightning at the Bendat Basketball Centre.
The Wildcats will wear pink for their Friday 25 October game against the South East Melbourne Phoenix.
Funds raised throughout the weekend will go to local charity Breast Cancer Care WA.
Special pink merchandise will be available at both games with net proceeds going to Breast Cancer Care WA.
Game-worn pink Lynx and Wildcats jerseys, as well as other exclusive pink memorabilia, will be auctioned to raise funds.
Plus, fans will have the opportunity to donate to the important charity at the games.
“Our #breastfriends the Perth Wildcats and Perth Lynx have been a crucial support to us over the years,” said Breast Cancer Care WA CEO, Zoe McAlpine.
“West Australians all know and are familiar with the exciting game in October, and give their all to dress up, donate, and cheer on the these amazing athletes through some of the closest matches of the season!
“This year there will be an even easier way to help support Breast Cancer Care WA at the game – with text giving. We can’t wait to see the Red Army turn pink, and are so grateful to the Perth Wildcats and Perth Lynx for getting behind West Australians affected by breast cancer.”
Breast Cancer Care WA is a local charity that provides personalised, specialist nursing, counselling, and financial support and care to people affected by breast cancer.
Thanks to the generosity of the Western Australian community, all of their services are free of charge.
In 2018 we supported 1,093 West Australians affected by breast cancer. However, with more than 1,700 women in our state expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019 alone, the need for our services continues to grow.
Last year’s Perth Wildcats Pink Game raised $24,279 for the charity.
Stay tuned for more exciting announcements as the Pink Games draw closer!