North Shore Strikes Out Breast Cancer
6 June 2012
North Shore District Softball Association, based in Sydney’s northern suburbs, are preparing to host their second Strike Out Breast Cancer Day on Saturday 30 June 2012.
North Shore’s inaugural Strike Out Breast Cancer Day raised an incredible $45,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and are looking to surpass that amount in 2012.
The day will be filled with exciting activities not only to promote the NBCF but also Softball, as the North Shore Association work together on this common objective.
Channel Nine’s Weekend Today Show reporter, Emma Freedman, will be at the event and will broadcast the weather report from North Shore, giving the event and Softball great exposure throughout the show.
A star studded field is being assembled for a Celebrity Softball game and Home Run derby from 7:30am-9:30am. Confirmed celebrities taking part include; Channel Ten presenter and North Shore's own Ellie Southwood, Geoff Hugel and Chris Fydler (Olympic swimmers), Ellyse Perry (Australian Cricket & Soccer), Alyssa Healy (Cricket), Polly Porter & Waz Jones (The Block), Brad Haddin (Cricket), Tom Carter (Rugby), Jimmy Smith (Rugby, Radio / TV), Nathan Morgan & Candice Vixon (Saturday Disney) and more still to be confirmed.
Live Music in the ‘Pink Picnic Park’ will entertain attendees from 2:30pm-5:30pm and the crowd will be invited to dance the afternoon away in the ‘Pink Mosh Pit’.
Additional Pink Fundraising Activities
- 'Grand Slam' raffle with over $7000 worth of prizes to be won
- Professional Softball Portrait Photography (Donkin Gook Photography)
- Silent Auctions
- Pink Cake Stall
- Pink Merchandise Stall
- BBQ / Canteen
- Face painting
Softball Australia fully supports this fantastic initiative and encourages the entire Softball community to get behind this worthwhile cause. ‘LIKE’ the Strike Out Breast Cancer page on Facebook to receive further updates. To donate to the cause go to North Shore's Everyday Hero page
Breast Cancer Facts
The NBCF is the only community-funded national organisation in Australia raising money for research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer. The NBCF was established in 1994 and has since raised over $67 million for funding 256 research projects across every state and territory aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of those affected by breast cancer.
The NBCF has recently launched a new sport fundraising program called Team Pink, which aims to:
- Promote the relationship between exercise, health and breast cancer recovery and rehabilitation
- Increase the level of awareness regarding breast cancer and breast cancer research
- Encourage fundraising activities amongst the sport and leisure community
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