Charity encourages footballers to wear pink socks

Published: 11th May 2012

Charity encourages footballers to wear pink socks
A charity in Australia is encouraging footballers to try wearing pink on the pitch to help raise awareness of breast cancer.

The McGrath Foundation is currently running the Pull On Your Socks campaign and is recruiting footy players to wear special pink football socks as a symbol of support for women with breast cancer.

Karen Miles, a breast care nurse, told the Ipswich Advertiser that more rural areas often struggle to access breast cancer care services, meaning more nurses are needed.

"The incidence of breast cancer is going up. It's now one in nine women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer some time in their life," she warned.

According to director of the McGrath Foundation, Tracy Bevan, the support from the wider football community could help ensure that more Australians have access to a breast care nurse and are diagnosed quicker.

Clubs looking to get involved can register online to begin showing their support.

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