On 31 January, the KFC T20 International between Australia and India at the SCG will turn pink in support of the McGrath Foundation.
The McGrath Foundation set a fundraising total of $380,000 for the Sydney Pink Test ‘ enough to fund one McGrath Breast Care Nurse for three years ‘ but due to rain fundraising fell short of the target.
The Foundation’s biggest fundraising day, Jane McGrath Day ‘ day three of the Test ‘ was hit particularly hard by the rain, leading to the least-attended Jane McGrath Day since its inception in 2009.
McGrath Foundation Co-founder and President, Glenn McGrath, said: ‘The McGrath Foundation is extremely grateful for the generosity and ongoing support of Cricket Australia, the SCG Trust and the Australian cricket community.
‘Turning the KFC T20 International pink gives the McGrath Foundation the opportunity to raise much needed funds to continue placing McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia,’ he said.
Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland said: ‘The Pink Test had a goal to raise $380,000 for the McGrath Foundation but the weather prevented us from reaching the total.
‘Despite the constant rain, the cricket community still showed strong support during the Pink Test, helping raise more than $250,000.
‘While we can’t control the weather, we do have other international matches ahead, and the third KFC T20 International at the SCG on January 31 will be used to raise important funds and awareness for the McGrath Foundation.
‘The match is close to a sell-out, giving thousands of cricket fans the chance to again support this important cause by wearing pink.’
The January 31 match between Australia and India marks the return of T20 Internationals to the SCG.
Nikki Lawson, Chief Marketing & Development Officer KFC said: ‘We are excited for a pink KFC T20 International between Australia and India. We acknowledge and applaud the work the McGrath Foundation and The Pink Test have done to raise money and awareness, and we sympathise with the problems caused by the weather disruption.’
Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust chief executive Jamie Barkley said: ‘The SCG Trust is proud of its long-term relationship with Glenn and the McGrath Foundation,’
‘We’re delighted that the 31 January KFC T20 international between Australia and India will give cricket fans another chance to turn the SCG pink and help the foundation reach its fundraising targets.’
Fans are encouraged to again wear pink to the KFC T20 International between Australia and India at the SCG on January 31, bathing the ground in pink as it would have been on day three of the Test to celebrate Jane McGrath. People watching at home can also get in on the action by making a donation at www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au.