Hockey is in the pink for cancer

Elisia Seeber, SOUND TELEGRAPHSound Telegraph

Pink socks are all the rage at the Rockingham Redbacks District Hockey Club this month as players make a fashion statement for a cause.

The club has jumped onboard the McGrath Foundation's Pull on Your Socks campaign and added a splash of pink to their game to help raise money.

Junior director Marie Earl- Sadler said the club hoped the community would get behind them and support the cause. "Most people have been touched or know someone who has been touched by cancer," she said.

"Recently one of our players lost his mother to ovarian cancer and last year two other players lost theirs.

"There have also been a few members of the board affected by cancer so we are passionate about helping."

McGrath Foundation ambassador and director Tracy Bevan said the campaign would play a vital role in reaching the foundation's goal to increase the number of McGrath Breast Care Nurses across Australia to 110 to support 10,000 more families.

"Clubs like the Redbacks show the power of coming together to achieve great things for a cause close to the heart of so many Australians," she said.

"Whatever your winter sport, by donning our McGrath Foundation Pink Socks you'll be part of one giant team ensuring more families experiencing breast cancer can access our amazing McGrath Breast Care Nurses."

The Rockingham Redbacks are inviting friends, family and the community to join them in putting their best foot forward on Saturday, July 18 to enjoy a day of fun and some great hockey in support.

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