Some of Channel 7’s biggest names have gone undercover at the Pink Test to raise money for breast cancer charity the McGrath Foundation.
The Morning Show’s Larry Emdur was joined by Home and Away’s Lynne McGranger and cricket great Justin Langer on Friday, going incognito to collect donations at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: McGrath Foundation’s Tracy Bevan speaks about raising money for the organisation on Jane McGrath Day at the SCG.
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Larry looked jovial as he showcased his great sense of humour by wearing a wig of long blond tresses, topped with a McGrath Foundation cap.
Veteran Home and Away star Lynne opted for a long mane of pink, wavy hair and tinted sunglasses at the beloved sporting event.
Some of Seven’s biggest stars including Larry Emdur, Lynne McGranger and Justin Langer went undercover to help the McGrath Foundation’s Tracy Bevan raise funds for Jane McGrath Day at the SCG on Friday. Credit: Seven
Justin chose a cropped blond, surfer-style wig and pink McGrath cap to wear while collecting donations from the public.
The McGrath Foundation was created in honour of Jane McGrath, the late wife of iconic Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath.
Jane lost her courageous battle with breast cancer in 2008 but her public fight against the disease, and her bid to raise awareness, inspired millions..
The Foundation, which provides free breast cancer care nurses, has helped more than 100,000 families dealing with the illness.
The McGrath Foundation raised a staggering $5.3 million last year.
The McGrath Foundation director Tracy Bevan told Sunrise hosts Matt Doran and Monique Wright the charity hopes to exceed its fundraising record this year. Credit: Seven
Foundation director Tracy Bevan spoke on Sunrise on Friday, saying she hoped the Foundation could exceed that total this year.
“We’re trying to sell 322,000 virtual pink seats (today) — we’re asking Australia to unite in pink,” she told hosts Matt Doran and Monique Wright.
“If we can get to that figure it means we’ll reach 250 McGrath breast care nurses and that will ensure no one misses out.
“(A virtual seat is) not just a seat —it’s helping the Foundation reach our goal and we really need everyone to make this the pinkest Jane McGrath Day ever and buy those virtual pink seats.”
Tracy, who was Jane’s best friend, said it was Jane’s strong relationship and positive experience with her breast care nurse which made her so passionate about the mission to raise money for the foundation.
“That friendship was what drove her to start a charity because she wanted every Australian family going through what she was going through to have that support,” Tracy said.