SCG Test turns pink for

Jane McGrath’s

foundation fundraiser


January 03, 2009 12:01am


THE message from Australian cricket vice-captain Michael Clarke and his fiancee Lara Bingle is simple – think pink.

The fight against breast cancer has been able to breathe life into the dead rubber Test in Sydney. 

Jane McGrath lost her fight against cancer last June, leaving cricketer husband Glenn and children Holly and James heartbroken. 

As Jane battled the disease for 11 years, her spirit never waned and it lives on today in the McGrath Foundation. 


Fans were urged to wear an item of pink and there were hats and shirts and all kinds of gear in various shaed of pink. Spectators were able to purchase gold-coin-priced pink bandanas at the SCG from tomorrow to support breast cancer research. 

“Jane was a wonderful lady. It is an honour to have known her,”  Michael Clarke said. 

The stumps are pink and Clarke and others will use pink stickers and grips on their bats to remind us all that, truly, winning is not everything.  Tony Grieg had a pink had and Shane Warne had a pink jacket. 

All money raised will be added to the $1.3 million so far raised by Jane’s foundation, and the traditional day three’s Ladies Day has been renamed Jane McGrath Day. ($300,000 so far) 

“The McGrath Foundation continues to do amazing work.


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