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HAYLEY LEWIS URGES AUSSIES TO ‘SWIM IN PINK’.

Former world and Olympic swimming champion and “Biggest Loser” Host, Hayley Lewis is urging the whole Australian swimming community to ‘Swim in Pink’ as they take the plunge.

With the warmer weather set to mark a mass return to ocean and pool swimming, Hayley says that all Australian swimmers can help a great cause by buying National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) ‘Pink’ goggles and caps. The Vorgee ‘Pink’ range includes the Missile racing goggle with mirrored lens; the Dorsal with tinted lens; the classic and popular Voyager Junior with tinted lens; and, new NBCF Silicone Cap Designs. Vorgee donates 7.5% of the net wholesale price of these products to breast cancer research.

“Just imagine what a difference the swimming community could make to the thousands of women diagnosed with breast cancer each year – just by buying a pair of goggles or a swim cap,” Hayley said.

“The range of products is obviously focused on women … but it doesn’t stop men from wearing or buying them.”

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 85*. As there is currently no means of preventing breast cancer, the focus in reducing deaths has been on detecting breast cancer as early as possible.

The Vorgee ‘Swim in Pink’ range raises money all year round and is available at all Rebel Sport and Amart All Sports stores, as well as on-line at www.rebelsport.com and www.amartallsports.com.au. It is also available from participating sports and aquatic centres throughout Australia.

  • SOURCE: Breast Cancer in Australia: An Overview, 2006 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and National Breast Cancer Centre, 2006.
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