Donations to Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation in support of #PinkDayForBK can be made here.
The Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets are proud to show their support for one of the Club's longest serving players Ben Kennedy, as he raises funds and awareness for breast cancer this week.
Ben's mother Karen, is currently receiving treatment for a breast cancer recurrence, giving the Jets' shot-stopper a first hand understanding of the very real impact this disease has on so many families in the community and how important detection, treatment, support and awareness of this disease is.
The Jets have partnered with Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation (HBCF) to arrange a week of fundraising and promotional activities, culminating in a 'Pink Day for BK' when the Newcastle Jets take on Melbourne Heart at Hunter Stadium on Saturday, March 8.
Members of Newcastle Jets playing squad and coaching staff have shaved their heads on Tuesday to kick-off the week's fundraising activities.
Kennedy himself has adopted a new look as he parted with his infamous long locks in support of his mother, while Jets midfielder Josh Brillante is clean shaven for the first time in over 12 months as Kennedy's teammates also rallied behind the cause.
The Newcastle Jets have produced a specially designed pink t-shirt to raise funds for HBCF, which will be on-sale at Saturday's clash with Melbourne Heart for $25. For every pink t-shirt purchased, $5 will be donated to the HBCF.
Both the Jets and Melbourne Heart players will wear the pink t-shirts as they make their way onto the field prior to kick-off in the match, while the Jets players will also wear pink laces during the fixture.
HBCF will be the official match day partner and all Jets Members and supporters are encouraged to dress in pink and support Ben and HBCF. Volunteers will be collecting donations for HBCF within the stadium precinct on match day.
There will be a prize for the best dressed fan, with Members and supporters invited to tag their Intsagram photos of them dressed in pink with #PinkDayForBK to enter the competition. The winning entry will receive a pair of goalkeeper gloves signed by Ben Kennedy.