To mark Teal Ribbon Day today as part of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the Brisbane Heat presented $20,000 to OCA as part of their support to help educate the community about ovarian cancer.
The Heat and OCA encourage all Australians to purchase a Teal Ribbon today from Coles or Terry White Chemmart and wear it to raise awareness of ovarian cancer; show support for the women, and their families, who are living with the disease; and to remember those who have passed.
The $20,000 donation was raised by Heat members and supporters who took the opportunity to click up their heels at the January 27 Gabba match against the Melbourne Renegades with the annual Teal Heals event at the newly refurbished Queensland Cricketers’ Club.
Heat players wore teal ribbons during the match as well to show their support for Ovarian Cancer Australia, the club's official charity partner.
The WBBL Heat players also supported the Teal Heels event following their Rebel Women’s Big Bash League match that day as part of the Gabba double-header.
BBL|07 was the fourth season that the Brisbane Heat have been involved with OCA and are extremely proud of the work they do that makes a difference to so many Australian families.
Queensland Cricket Chief Executive Officer Max Walters said it was a privilege to be able to present a cheque to OCA Ambassador Maria Hopes, wife of former Heat captain James, that represented the club’s largest donation to date.
“The overall amount of $20,000 was achieved by Queensland Cricket adding a further $6500 to the amount raised through the generosity of Brisbane Heat fans and supporters on the 27th of January at the Gabba,’’ he said.
“We are very proud to partner with Ovarian Cancer Australia and congratulate them on the outstanding support they provide for the mothers, daughters and sisters in our community.”
The Heat has donated almost $40,000 to OCA since the start of the partnership.