Mariners go pink against Perth

Central Coast will wear a pink strip for their round two clash against Perth, for Pink Ribbon day.

Central Coast Mariners will wear a pink strip for their round two clash against perth Glory, in support of Pink Ribbon day, to be held on Monday 22 October.

At the launch of the club's new Kappa strip for season 2012/13, the Mariners also announced the local club Mingara Tumbi Umbi - who for the entire month of October will raise awareness and funds for prevention programs, support services and world-class research into women-s cancers - are partnering with the Mariners on the project, and will appear as Mariners' shirt sponsors for the game.

Following the game, Mingara will auction off the signed playing strips to raise further funds for Australia-s Cancer Council.

New Mariners forward Mile Sterjovski said the club and players were happy to get behind the initiative.

“A significant proportion of the A-League fan base are women and it is great that our club can use its brand to build awareness and raise money for women-s cancer,” Sterjovski said.

“We hope our fans will really get behind us in big numbers for our first home match and in doing so support Pink Ribbon Day and all that it represents.”

Fans attending the Mariners round two meeting with Glory are invited to wear pink on the day to help increase awareness of the cause.

Moreover, supporters will notice a number of Pink Ribbon Day volunteers with donation buckets in and around Bluetongue Stadium. Fans who can spare some change on the day are encouraged to contribute towards the Cancer Council-s 2012 target of raising over $5 million for cancer research, prevention and support.

A percentage of the profit from each pink jersey sold on the day will also be donated from the Mariners to the Cancer Council.

“By participating in Cancer Council-s Pink Ribbon Day, the public can help us provide support services to improve the quality of life for those affected by breast cancer, along with research into potential new treatments and prevention measures,” Cancer Council Australia-s CEO Professor Ian Olver said.

In Australia, it is estimated that around 13,500 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, with more than 2,600 women tragically losing their lives to this terrible disease.

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