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Geraldton Buccaneers to turn pink as NBL1 celebrates Pink Round

Jake Santa MariaGeraldton Guardian
The COVID pandemic and subsequent vaccine development could hold a silver lining for breast cancer.
Camera IconThe COVID pandemic and subsequent vaccine development could hold a silver lining for breast cancer. Credit: AAP

When the Buccaneers do battle with Willetton on Saturday they won’t be in their usual strip as they are set to turn pink to spread awareness for those battling a different opponent.

This weekend’s NBL1 round is the PLAY4BCNA Pink Round in support of the Breast Cancer Network Australia with NBL1 general manager Dean Anglin saying it was one of the most significant weekends on the calendar.

“We’ve held PLAY4BCNA Pink Rounds every year since 2019 and they are always a tremendous success, with the entire NBL1 community rallying behind such an important and meaningful cause,” he said.

It is predicted more than 20,000 Australians will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone.

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The Buccs will be wearing pink jerseys with all sides also displaying T-shirts with the message ‘Stronger Together.’

Buccs coach Dayle Joseph said: “It’s for a very good cause, I’m sure everyone’s had some sort of dealings with breast cancer within their families and friends over time.

“The Buccs have been really passionate about for years as and now it’s part of the NBL1 round as well which certainly adds a bit of significance to the weekend.”

The team is calling for all spectators to help turn their stadium pink by supporting the cause and wearing pink clothing.

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