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'Pink Dog' earns $55,500 for McGrath Foundation

 Mar 5 2013

The 2013 Go The Pink Dog campaign officially concluded on Saturday night after Greyhound Racing Victoria raised $55,500 for the McGrath Foundation during February.

At a special occasion at The Meadows, a cheque for $55,500 was presented to McGrath Breast Care Nurse, Fiona Reeves, on behalf of the greyhound racing industry. The money raised this year takes the total raised beyond $280,000 since the campaign began in 2010.

The money raised goes directly toward helping the McGrath Foundation fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia to support Australian families experiencing breast cancer.

McGrath Foundation Ambassador and Director, Tracy Bevan, said the McGrath Foundation was thankful for the support of Greyhound Racing Victoria and the greyhound racing industry over the past four years.

"We're really proud of our friendship with Greyhound Racing Victoria and the support from the broader greyhound racing industry. It's amazing to know that the $280,000 raised over the past four years would help fund a McGrath Breast Care Nurse full-time in the community for two and a half years, so thank you to everyone who made it possible," said Tracy.

Brisbane Lions captain, GRV and Go The Pink Dog ambassador Jonathan Brown said he was thrilled to be a part of the fundraising success throughout the month.

"It has been a brilliant campaign this year with GRV raising more than $55,000 for the McGrath Foundation. Kylie and I are very proud to be involved in such a wonderful cause that supports one of Australia's leading charities," Brown said.

In 2013, there were 102 'pink winners' across Victoria's 11 regional and two metropolitan tracks.

Greyhound Racing Victoria would like to thank Sky Racing and all of its industry participants for all their support during the 2013 Go The Pink Dog campaign.

By Sky Racing

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