“5 Star Pink” – raises funds for breast cancer research

Sydney Benfica FC Press Release

Press Release

“5 Star Pink” – raises funds for breast cancer research

Sydney Benfica FC in conjunction with 5 Star Futsal are raising money for breast cancer research and awareness by hosting the “5 Star Pink” fund raising initiative.

This will see the club wearing a pink strip for all home games in this year Football NSW Futsal Premier League. During their home games, Sydney Benfica FC will be collecting gold coin donations and selling pink ribbon merchandise.The National Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting and promoting high quality research into the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer.

The Foundation is committed to funding high quality research responsive to the needs and interests of women affected by breast cancer. Since being established in 1994, the Foundation has awarded more than $55 million to 230 breast cancer research projects across Australia.

Breast cancer is one of the most commonly occurring cancers in Australian women, with 13,600 new cases expected to be diagnosed this year. But thanks to excellent research, deaths from the disease have decreased by 22% in the last decade, with more women knowing the benefits of early detection and an increase in treatment options.

“5 Star Pink” vital contribution ensures the NBCF can keep working towards a cure.

Support “5 Star Pink” to make a real difference to the many lives touched by breast cancer.

For more information contact:

NAME: Mrs. Anastasia D’Addona, Sydney Benfica FC
PHONE: 0405 355 276 – Mobile
EMAIL: lorenzo.daddona@benfica.com.au

For further information regarding the National Breast Cancer Foundation please visit www.nbcf.org.au

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Benfica Breast Cancer Fund Raisers

Sydney Benfica FC Home Jersey for the 2009/2010 Season - Click for a larger version

Sydney Benfica FC Home Jersey for the 2009/2010 Season - Click for a larger version

Comments 4

  1. Congratulations to both Sydney Benfica FC and 5Star Futsal on a wonderful initiative.

    As someone who has been personally affected by that disease I endorse your project wholeheartedly and would encourage every Futsal fan to get behind it!

  2. Sensational initiative….all clubs should investigate the possibility of having a Breast Cancer day, where, on a given day, we ask for donations for this wonderful cause

  3. I just like to say that i am so proud of this club “Sydney Benfica” and i am honoured to be part of such a club, not only are they professional but i feel like i am part of a family, and for them to now raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation is a brilliant idea and shows how real they are. Best club ever. Well done Lorenzo!

    Good luck in Premier League, I sure you will do well.

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