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‘That’s the goal we’ve set ourselves’: McGrath Foundation hopes to break records at the Pink Test

It’s hoped records will be set off the field at the Pink Test, which kicked off between Australia and India today.

The McGrath Foundation is setting the ambitious goal to raise $2.1 million over the next five days in the 11th edition of the Pink Test.

It’ll be enough to fund 15 breast care nurses for one year who’ll provide support to patients and families throughout breast cancer treatment.

The Australian team was in a jovial mood as the country’s most successful fast bowler presented them with baggy pink caps at a sun-drenched SCG.

The hats will be signed and auctioned off as part of the fundraising over the next five days for the McGrath Foundation.

Co-founder Glenn McGrath says while it’s an ambitious goal, it goes a long way towards filling the shortfall of over 100 nurses nationally.

He tells Luke Grant we “need to double our nurses in the next few years”.

“That’s the goal we’ve set ourselves.”

Day three of the Test will again see the SCG turn pink for Jane McGrath Day.

Jane, Glenn McGrath’s late wife, died from breast cancer in 2008.

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The McGrath Foundation’s director and ambassador Tracy Bevan tells Deborah Knight they’re aiming big this year because they know how crucial breast care nurses are to women with cancer.

“We’re going hard, we’re going high, because we want everyone who’s going through breast cancer to have that free support.”

Ms Bevan, who was Jane McGrath’s best friend, says she never could have imagined how successful the foundation would become.

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