This Sunday February 21 the Coolum Cricket Club will be hosting the ‘Pink Stumps Invitational’ cricket match at Ron Cargill Oval from 9.30am in an effort to raise both funds and awareness for breast cancer and in particular the McGrath Foundation.

Players from both men’s and women’s club teams will form mixed teams to provide a day of social cricket entertainment for spectators to enjoy and the day will also feature raffles, a BBQ lunch, canteen and bar facilities.

Proceeds raised on the day will go to the McGrath Breast Care Nurse program, which has supported over 91,000 families since 2005. There are only 154 nurses currently across Australia, and one of the Sunshine Coast’s McGrath Breast Care Nurses, Rochelle Osgood will be on hand this Sunday to answer any questions about the program.

The McGrath Breast Care Nurse program was set up by Australian cricket legend Glenn McGrath and his wife Jane who lost her life to breast cancer. The McGrath Breast Care Nurses are specialists in dealing with the physical and emotional toll of breast cancer and are available to all patients.

The invitational is also a chance for the Coolum Cricket Club to show their support for one of their own – Tara Hutcheson, whose husband plays for Coolum.

Tara was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2020, is currently undergoing chemotherapy and cannot speak highly enough of the assistance, care and information provided by the McGrath Breast Care Nurses and wishes to remind everyone to have regular screening and mammograms.

Be sure to show your support to this worthy cause by coming on down to the Ron Cargill Oval this Sunday from 9.30am and in keeping with current legislation, all Covid protocols will be strictly adhered to.  

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