We’re excited to announce Ben Kennedy and Sam Poolman as Boot Out Breast Cancer Ambassadors, helping to launch the 2018 Boot Out Breast Cancer season.
Hunter residents and local sports heroes, Ben and Sam, understand the very real impacts of cancer, with Kennedy having lost his mum Karen to breast cancer in 2016.
“I know first-hand what it is like when a loved one is diagnosed with breast cancer,” Kennedy said.
“I’m hoping our involvement can help raise valuable funds, and make a difference to the lives of local people who are affected by this disease.”
Money raised through the Boot Out Breast Cancer campaign comes directly to HBCF, and ensures Hunter residents affected by breast cancer are provided with the highest quality support services to help them through their breast cancer treatment.
HBCF President Lisa Bartley said Boot Out Breast Cancer is a wonderful way for sporting clubs to get together to promote and support the Foundation’s work.
“With the generous support the Foundation receives from local clubs and their communities, we can continue to provide our much-needed supportive care services to Hunter women and men who have been diagnosed with breast cancer”, Ms Bartley said.
“Ben and Sam are incredibly talented and inspirational members of the Hunter community. We’re so grateful to them for volunteering their time to help build awareness of this important fundraising initiative, and supporting other local families affected by breast cancer.”
Clubs can choose to Boot Out Breast Cancer at any time through the season that best suits their fixture, purchase HBCF Pink Socks for $10 a pair and hold fundraising BBQ or raffle to raise additional funds.
To find out more or hold your own Boot Out event, visit hbcf.org.au/boot-out-breast-cancer