AFL Gold Coast Suns star Hugh Greenwood will be supporting BCNA again this year as an ambassador for Pink Sports Day.
Greenwood has been associated with BCNA since 2018 when playing for the Adelaide Crows, following the death of his mother 'Onny', who passed away from metastatic breast cancer.
‘It’s a great way to honour her but also raise awareness about breast cancer. It’s something I’m obviously incredibly passionate about and it also meant a lot to mum.’
To raise awareness of breast cancer and to honour his mother, in the 2018 AFL season Greenwood wore pink laces and custom-made football boots. These featured ‘09 mum’ on the side, representing the year his mother was first diagnosed.
’She wasn’t shy about her journey and her breast cancer experience. Even when she knew no matter what she did she was going to pass away, she never felt sorry for herself,’ he said.
‘She always tried to help others going through something similar.’
Greenwood says he knows firsthand how BCNA continues to help long after treatment finishes.
‘Mum lived for nine years with breast cancer and I know how valuable BCNA was in helping her to live well. By holding a Pink Sports Day, clubs can have fun, keep fit and make a difference to thousands. Mum was my biggest supporter, her motto was to make every second count and that’s what I’m going to do. I think she’d be really proud.’