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The Ashes Goes Pink For Cancer And Girls

by | 2nd, January 2011

FOR the fifth Ashes test, the Australians wear pink. Is this because cricket is now a girls’ sport, like tennis, Aussie Rules and swimming? Are the Baggys Greens in disguise?

Well, not entirely. The pink is to raise awareness for breast cancer. It’s organised by the McGrath Foundation, a charity created by Aussie great Glenn McGrath’s wife Jane. She died in 2008. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at 31.

What’s more, the third day of every SCG Test will be known as “Jane McGrath Day”. You may wonder what the escapism of live sport has to do with the brutal, painful reality of cancer. Are you for such campaigns? Or do you find them mawkish?

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