Beenleigh Greens were a Sea of Pink
Beenleigh Bowls Club, home of the Mighty Muddies, held their annual Pink Day raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness in September. The day is a club select mixed event and the support was overwhelming as always, with two full greens swimming in pink with many spectators also dressed in pink.
The day started with skips picking their teams out of a hat then the fun really began, instead of ditch to ditch or spider we played “bowl closest to the pink ribbon stretched across the greens”. The winners got chocolates and the runners up a good laugh.
Two bowl triples were the order of the day and we all know how much a bowler loves that third bowl. First game was 18 ends or the bell and while most didn’t make it to 18 ends everyone was ready for the huge variety of yummy pink offerings for morning tea, all made by our bowlers. The array of raffle prizes was also donated by our generous bowlers. Game 2 was another 18 ends or the bell with individual quiche lunch provided afterwards. Everyone agreed they had a pinktastic time and are looking forward to the next event.
In total we raised over $630 to help support Breast Cancer Awareness. One in seven women are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and about one in 600 men. In 2022, more than 3200 Australians will pass away from breast cancer, this is why it is so important to have your breasts screened regularly and to self-check for changes or lumps. Our club hosts the Breast Cancer Screening bus many times throughout the year, this is a free service and we encourage you to come on down to the top of the town and have a free screen.
Contributed by Amy Armstrong