Tuesday 29 October 2013
Everton's players let their feet do the talking in more ways than one last week when they leant their support to breast cancer awareness.
"Breast cancer affects so many families all over the world and helping to raise awareness is so important"
The Blues were quite literally in the pink at the club's Finch Farm training ground as the entire playing squad donned pink socks, donated by Nike, to show their support for breast cancer awareness ahead of Wear It Pink Day.
Wear It Pink Day is a fun national initiative designed to help raise awareness and funds for the charity, Breast Cancer Campaign, and employees at Everton demonstrated their support for the campaign by dressing in pink last Friday.
Last year, £2.1 million was raised by Wear It Pink supporters – funds which goes directly towards funding world-class, life-saving research across the UK and Ireland.
Breast cancer remains the most common cancer and every year claims the lives of 12,000 women with 50,000 more diagnosed and employees at Everton demonstrating their support in the battle against the disease by dressing in pink last Friday.
"We were really pleased to be able to do our bit to support breast cancer awareness," said Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard. "It affects so many families all over the world and helping to raise awareness, which hopefully leads to more funding for life-saving research, is so important."
The Wear It Pink activity concluded the Blues' support for breast cancer awareness month, which included club captain Phil Jagielka hosting a special ladies lunch at the Hilton Hotel, Liverpool, in aid of two local breast cancer charities, which treated and helped two female members of staff beat breast cancer in recent years.