Bulleen Park goes pink for breast cancer

by Matt Pane
25th March 2024

THE YARRALEEN Cricket Club (YCC) in Bulleen recently hosted a successful fundraiser on Ladies’ Day on February 3, raising $2,326 for the McGrath Foundation.
The day included Pink Stumps matches for the 1st and 3rd XI, bottomless drinks and afternoon tea, and a chance to boogie into the night with the iPod shuffle disco.
Each event raised awareness of the dangers of breast cancer and money for the Foundation, which supports Breast Cancer nurses in communities across Australia.
The fundraiser held a special significance for the club members, as it symbolised their ongoing efforts to foster an inclusive and supportive environment within the club.
This means so much to the men and women of the club to continue to create an inclusive and happy environment in which members can promote important causes close to their hearts.
The response from the wider community was overwhelmingly positive, with league officials and friends of the club showing their unwavering support.
From generous donations to spreading the word about the event, the community’s involvement played a crucial role in the fundraiser’s success.
Over 50 women attended the club’s first-ever Ladies’ Day Bottomless Tea and Drinks, and their presence and contributions made a significant difference.
Breast cancer hits close to home for many members of Yarraleen Cricket Club, including the club President, Michael Cromie — with his mother, sister, and wife all being diagnosed with breast cancer — it is a disease and a cause, which has had a profound impact on Michael’s family.
A club representative said that through these fundraising efforts, YCC aims to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation and provide a platform for open discussions about the disease.

“We want to use our platform to raise awareness and support breast cancer research and advocacy.
“By coming together as a community, we can make a meaningful difference in the fight against breast cancer,” they said.

The club stands united in its commitment to supporting those affected by breast cancer and promoting a future free from the disease. In the spirit of camaraderie and compassion, YCC looks forward to continuing this tradition for many years and making a positive difference.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.