Moorabbin factory supports breast cancer month

November 8, 2017 by  

International cricket ball manufacturer Kookaburra has fully embraced the colour pink for a very meaningful cause.

In October, the family owned business transformed its factory in Moorabbin into a pink sea in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The pinkness idea stemmed from a partnership with the McGrath Foundation that took place since 2016.

The factory workers, while wearing pink high visibility vests, worked together to produce pink cricket balls. One of the factory workers even went the extra mile to dye his hair and beard pink.

The factory produced charity cricket balls to be used at night Test matches, while the remaining of the balls will be made available on shelves at Rebel stores all across Australia.

Kookaburra managed to raise approximately $11,000 from the sales of the pink McGrath Foundation balls, and by running a series of other activities during the Sydney Pink Test. Separately, over $700 was raised by the pink Moorabbin factory.

Non-profit organisations across Australia actively support women affected by breast cancer, and spread awareness of essential detection and prevention methods. For example, breast cancer awareness flyer printing and distribution is often carried out, especially during October as this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Those involved hope more Australian businesses and organisations will be persuaded play a role to support this cause, thus extra funds can be raised for combating breast cancer.