IT’S been said before, but simply has to be said again out loud (or in caps) TAKE A BOW AUSTRALIA’S LEADING LADIES.
As the Teal Pant Campaign comes to an end, reinswomen across the nation have compiled an extraordinary tally.
Between February 1 and March 14 the sport’s ladies throughout Australasia wore specially-designed teal pants to raise awareness and valuable funds for ANZGOG – Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group.
Along with the search for a cure, the funds are distributed to the research nurse program and ANZGOG’s education and prevention program Survivors Teaching Students, where ovarian cancer survivors go in to the classrooms of medical students to present about their journey of diagnosis and living with a life threatening disease
Money is earned via each win during the campaign, with the various state governing bodies donating a set amount per victory, which is matched by the state’s major wagering company.
On average a win is worth $400 for the kitty.
With a sensational 11 wins added on the last day, Australia’s Teal Pants Team has amassed 348 victories.
That’s an average of eight wins a day which have raised more than $134,000!
New Zealand’s squad recorded 60 wins for $18,000.
“Once again our reinswomen have done an amazing job,” ANZGOG patron Duncan McPherson said.
“We’ve gone from a Victorian-based fundraiser in 2010 to the first Teal Pants Team also only in Victoria in 2016 to being national and then Australasia-wide in less than a decade.
“During that time we’ve raised more than $2million on and off the track, which is just incredible and a credit to everyone involved.
“There are simply too many people to thank individually, but they all know how grateful I am for their support.”
HOOFNOTE: After missing a week of the Teal Pants Campaign due to Covid-19 restrictions, Racing and Wagering WA will continue to support the cause until March 21.
The Australian Reinswomen’s Championship in Tasmania on Sunday will also add to the tally.