England Women showed their support for Breast Cancer Care’s #Pink Fridays during a training exercise at St.George’s Park earlier today.
Three Lions captain Steph Houghton said: “The whole team is really proud to support Pink Friday and the fantastic work that Breast Cancer Care does. It’s a fun way to get behind the charity and help raise awareness of breast cancer – and how much more effective treatment can be it is if it’s detected early.”
The FA launched Breast Cancer Awareness Month by turning the landmark arch pink, in celebration of its support for Breast Cancer Care’s new ‘Pass it on’ campaign.
Together they aim to reach hundreds of thousands more people across the nation with the charity’s vital breast awareness message, while raising £500,000 to support women and men facing breast cancer.
The FA also announced the historic England Women’s match against Germany at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 23 November will support Breast Cancer Care – the only UK-wide specialist support charity.
Breast Cancer Care will receive money from fundraising on the day while The FA, which launched the partnership at the start of this season and will donate £150,000 to the charity, will use the match to support the ‘Pass it on’ campaign across its platforms.
Samia al Qadhi, chief executive at Breast Cancer Care, said: “What a great way to launch Breast Cancer Awareness Month! The Wembley Arch is visible from thousands of homes across the capital, so we hope people will see it turn pink and remember how important it is to be breast aware. Early detection can save lives. We’re also really excited to hear that the England Women’s match will be in aid of Breast Cancer Care – everyone at the charity will be hoping the team is victorious!”
Greg Dyke, FA Chairman, said: “This is the first time the Wembley Arch has turned pink and it is a spectacular sight. FA staff helped to choose Breast Cancer Care as our charity partner and we are looking forward to celebrating the partnership at the England Women’s match at Wembley next month. By doing so, we will be able to get vital information about the warning signs of breast cancer and the support available to thousands of fans.”
To support the partnership go to breastcancercare.org.uk/passiton
Tickets are still available for the England vs Germany match on 23 November. Visit TheFA.com/tickets to buy your tickets or telephone 0844 826 2010.