The Cairns Taipans will “go pink” on Sunday to take part in the Cancer Council Queensland’s Pink Ribbon campaign. This campaign is designed to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research, education programs and support services for patients and their loved ones.
The Taipans are asking their fans to ditch their usual #OrangeArmy persona for one game to become a #PinkArmy this weekend as they face the Sydney Kings. To add to the appeal, all of the players’ pink jerseys will be auctioned off immediately after the game with proceeds going to the Cancer Council Queensland..
“We look forward to looking up into the Cairns Convention Centre stands to see 5,000 people in pink rather than orange,” said Taipans GM Mark Beecroft.
From press release:
Lynsie James, Cancer Council Queensland’s regional fundraising co-ordinator, said a local example of Cancer Council’s local support services is Marylyn Mayo Lodge on Mulgrave Road in Cairns.
“It really is a home away from home for regional and rural cancer patients and their carers when they need to travel for cancer treatment,” she said.
“In Cairns, we also have a Cancer support co-ordinator who is here to help cancer patients and their friends and family with information about local support services, and cancer information in general, and a psychologist
to provide free counselling for people coping with cancer.”
“We thank the Skytrans Cairns Taipans and their fans for supporting our breast cancer research, education and support programs.”
A great initiative shown by the Cairns Taipans with proceeds going to a wonderful cause. Here’s hoping we see a great contest on Sunday to match the stellar fundraising effort.