During the month of October, RRFC takes on a whole new meaning to the Raleigh Rugby Club. We come together and honor those who have and still are fighting the battle with Breast Cancer. Over the past three years Raleigh Rugby has tried to promote Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October. This cause is very near and dear to our hearts, as our Venom head coach, Mike Streicker, lost his wife, Jennifer, to her battle with breast cancer in 2016.
Proceeds raised this year are going to the Pretty In Pink Foundation. Pretty In Pink Foundation’s mission is to provide uninsured and under-insured breast cancer patients in North Carolina with financial assistance for quality, life-saving medical treatment. Pretty In Pink Foundation is the only nonprofit foundation in North Carolina with a primary mission of helping breast cancer patients pay their medical costs. The Pretty In Pink Foundation was founded in 2004 by Dr. Lisa Tolnitch M.D., a breast cancer surgeon in Raleigh. She founded the Pretty In Pink Foundation to assist breast cancer patients who desperately needed treatment but had no means of paying. “Cancer knows no socioeconomic bounds, and people are afflicted at the same rate regardless of financial resources.
This year Raleigh Rugby Club is doing something really inspiring for their Ruck Cancer pink match. Similar to a Luminaria at Relay For Life, we want to support and remember all those who have fought and are still fighting breast cancer. For a donation of $5, you can put the name of a loved one on a pink ribbon tributes that will be displayed at our pitch on October 20th, 2018 during our Hall of Fame weekend as a culmination of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Those ribbons can be purchased by Clicking Here.
As in previous years, we are also offering our custom Raleigh Rugby 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness shirt. We have a couple options available for individuals and teams.
Anyone under Raleigh Rugby Club (player, coach, parent, alumni, etc.) can pre-order their shirt with our logo for $20.
- If you are local to RRFC, please complete the order form below:
- If you are not local but would like to order the Raleigh Rugby Club shirt to be shipped to you please follow the link below for ordering through our sponsor, World Rugby Shop. Click here to order.
The shirts will be available for purchase at $20 and will only be available for pick up at practices/home games/events.
This year we are also offering the option for other teams to purchase these shirts as well to spread awareness throughout the rugby community. Team orders can be customized with your club’s logo on the front in place of our club logo. There must be a minimum of 10 shirts per team order. To pre-order your team’s 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Shirt click here.
To make a simple donation to the breast cancer charity click here.