The Creek will play host to its inaugural Pink Ribbon Cup event this September, in a new format expanded across Queensland’s three racing codes.
Traditionally staged at the Gold Coast Turf Club, the Pink Ribbon Cup will this year include events at Albion Park for harness and greyhounds.
Now in its 15th year, the Pink Ribbon Cup remains Australia’s largest official community fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
The newly named Pink Ribbon Raceweek will hit The Creek for a harness meeting on Saturday 17th September.
The Creek will host its own Pink Ribbon Cup Night with saddle cloths and helmet covers on show throughout the meeting. The feature event, $20,770 Sky Racing Pink Ribbon Cup, will provide winning connections with a Pink Ribbon rug & trophy.
The Creek will be deemed as a ‘community supporter’ of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, with proceeds from the Pink Ribbon Feature Night going directly to fund game-changing breast cancer research.
APHRC Chairman Brad Steele said the club was thrilled to welcome this exciting opportunity to host its inaugural event.
“The Creek is very pleased to support such an important event in conjunction with our Embracing Pacing team and we encourage everyone to unite in pink to help beat women’s cancers.” Mr Steele said.
The Embracing Pacing committee’s Pink Ribbon Fundraising Event will act as a key opportunity to raise valuable funds on track as part of the tri-code raceweek.
The Pink Ribbon Cup concept was founded by Robyn Cameron as a means of raising much-needed funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Breast cancer remains the most common cancer in Australia, with more than 55 women and men diagnosed every day – and one in seven women being diagnosed in their lifetime.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s goal is zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.
“We are thrilled to be able to work with the Gold Coast Turf Club, Albion Park Harness Racing Club and Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club in delivering a tri-code Pink Ribbon Raceweek for the first time,” RQ CEO Brendan Parnell said.
“We hope to see SEQ racetracks covered in a sea of pink this September, raising awareness and funds for the vital support the National Breast Cancer Foundation provides to women and men across the country.”
Visit thecreek.com.au for more information on the Pink Ribbon Raceweek at The Creek.