THE Gold Coast over 35’s Soccer Association have gone nude to raise funds for Cancer Council Queensland, and now they have turned pink to show their support.
After raising $4,300 for the charity through their 2014 nude calendar, the local soccer players have this morning hosted a pink themed tea party in the lead up to Pink Ribbon Day (October 27).
San Churro Chocolateria in Surfers Paradise was fully decorated in pink for the event, and the men dressed in custom-made pink soccer uniforms for the occasion.
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Gold Coast over 35’s Soccer Association President Pete Nicholson said the guys were passionate about raising funds for men’s and women’s cancers, and making a difference in their community.
“Out of the 450 players in our competition, many have personally had a diagnosis or a close family member or friend who has been affected, so it made sense to offer our support in a fun way,” Mr Nicholson said.
Cancer Council Queensland Regional Fundraising Coordinator Lyn Mitchell commended members of the Gold Coast over 35’s Soccer Association for their commitment to the cause.
“These men raised vital funds for men’s cancers through their nude calendar which they will present to Cancer Council this month, and have gone on to show their support for all women affected by cancer,” Ms Mitchell said.
“October is a time to raise awareness of all women’s cancers including breast and gynaelogical, unite in the fight, don a bit of pink, and get serious about raising vital funds.
“All funds raised support our vital work each year in women’s cancer research, education and support programs.”
This year Cancer Council Queensland aims to raise $2.35 million through Pink Ribbon Day and Pink Ribbon Fundraising events.
Unite in pink this October – buy pink, register to host a Girls’ Night In or Pink Ribbon Fundraiser, donate or volunteer on Pink Ribbon Day, Monday October 27. More information is available via pinkribbon.com.au or 1300 65 65 85.