West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Cricket Club turns pink for cancer

THE annual Pink Stumps Day for the McGrath Foundation carries extra points when a club follower has suffered breast cancer.

So it was for West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook Cricket Club on their annual day.

Alicia Evans enjoys watching both of her sons play cricket for the club — and she was there to cheer them on.

22-2-2014

22-2-2014

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Under 9's playing in the Cherrybrook Cricket Club's Annual Pink Stumps day at Cherrybrook Public School. Photo Helen Nezdropa

Under 9's playing in the Cherrybrook Cricket Club's Annual Pink Stumps day at Cherrybrook Public School. Photo Helen Nezdropa

The mother of three was feeding her eight-month-old daughter Lyla when she found a lump last year.

"I was only 42 when I received my breast-cancer diagnosis," she said.

"It just wasn't something I thought would happen to me, especially at such a young age.

"The support of those around you is vital in such a difficult and unsure time.

"Their support, knowledge and kindness help get you through the really rough times."

After several operations and months of chemotherapy, life is getting back to normal for her and the family.

They were there when the club played two under-9 games in support of the foundation at Cherrybrook Public School.

The games were a big hit and $5500 was raised.