Contributed by: Tobietta Rhyman
The AFL has announced that it is to partner with Breast Cancer Network Australia to present Field of Women 2013. BCNA is an Australian charity representing women (and men) affected by breast cancer, helping to ensure that those diagnosed, and their families, get the very best treatment and support possible.
The Field of Women brings the statistics of breast cancer to life in a meaningful and visually powerful way, highlighting the personal impact of the disease for so many women across Australia and of course around the world. The event will be held in Sydney on August 10, prior to the Round 20 Sydney Swans v Collingwood match at ANZ Stadium. 15,000 people wearing pink ponchos and 125 in blue, will stand together on the field in the shape of BCNA's Pink Lady. The numbers represent the number of women and men estimated to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
By presenting Field of Women 2013, the AFL hopes to engage the football community in raising the profile of BCNA and its services and help raise funds for BCNA’s ongoing work for women affected by breast cancer. The AFL has previously supported BCNA and Field of Women in 2005 (MCG), 2007 (Telstra Stadium) and 2010 (MCG).
Ticketing details will be released at a later date, however people wanting to register their interest in attending the event can do so at http://www.bcna.org.au
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