New Delhi: South Africa maintain their winning record in Pink ODI, as they won the 4th match of the six-game series at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. The Pink ODI is played to raise awareness for breast cancer and aims to collect funds for those who are suffering from the disease.
In 4th Pink ODI, SA managed to raise (South African Rand) R 1680,652.40, almost double to what was collected last year. Momentum Pink Day aims to raise 1.5 million Rand for breast cancer. The money will be donated to the Breast Cancer Clinic at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, with nearly 1.7 million new cases diagnosed in 2012 (second most common cancer overall). This represents about 12% of all new cancer cases and 25% of all cancers in women. It is the fifth most common cause of death from cancer in women.
Most breast cancer sub-types are hormone-related. The natural history of the disease differs between those diagnosed before and after the menopause, which may be due to different kinds of a tumour and possibly different effects of nutritional factors on hormones depending on menopausal status.
One woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes in India. For every 2 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, one woman dies of it in India. As many as 2,500 persons die every day due to tobacco-related diseases in India. Smoking accounts for 1 in 5 deaths among men and 1 in 20 deaths among women, accounting for an estimated 9,30,000 deaths in 2010. The top five cancers in men and women account for 47.2% of all cancers.
Pink sports charity is not limited to cricket only but football and rugby players have taken initiatives. Pink Lady AFL football match was a huge success last year. This year BCNA will be partnering again with the AFL and the Melbourne Football Club to host a dedicated match to support Australians affected by breast cancer.
The Pink Jersey Pink Tie Charity Event was established in 2009 as a Breast Cancer Awareness charity event and fundraiser to support local breast cancer services. The idea for the event was established following the unfortunate passing of Kathleen Ann McClenahan, the mother of an Olympic Club player. The beneficiary for the 2009 event was the KAM Foundation, a local breast cancer foundation established in Kathleen’s name and honor. Since then the event has grown and also raises money for the American Cancer Society along with the KAM Foundation.