Last Saturday, Federal Member for Aston, Alan Tudge MP was sporting a bright pink cap along with members of the St Simons Auskick Community in Rowville to raise funds for Breast Cancer Network Australia.
Mr Tudge found himself judging the Mums of the Auskick children in their handballing skills while the Dads manned the canteen and sausage sizzle.
The President of the club, Mr John Boccari, organised this event on Mothers Day weekend, as he has personally witnessed the effects of breast cancer in his family when he lost his Aunt to Breast Cancer.
“If I can do anything to save a family from this heartache, I would, and that is why I am so passionate about fundraising for Cancer research,” Mr Boccari said.
The handball competition was run across all the year levels. No Mum escaped the competition as Mr Boccari and Mr Tudge pulled them all in to participate, Fiona (pictured with the pink football) won with a perfect score of 30.
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) works to ensure that women diagnosed with breast cancer, and their families, receive the very best information, treatment, care and support possible, no matter who they are or where they live. The are represented by the Pink Lady silhouette, symbolic of their focus on the women diagnosed with breast cancer and all those around them.
Mr Tudge commended St Simons Auskick on their community efforts to combine activity, fun and friendship together with raising funds for such a good cause. The club will continue its fundraising efforts again, later in the year with a ‘call of arms’ where the children’s arms will be taped up with yellow tape. This symbol and fund raising is for men with prostate cancer.