Sunday’s match between the Proteas and Bangladesh will mark a decade of Pink ODIs at the Wanderers.
Pink Day has contributed to a cause that has saved the lives of many cancer patients and changed the scientific research landscape of the disease.
“The Pink ODI is an event that holds a special place in our hearts as the Proteas,” said captain Temba Bavuma in a statement. “It’s an event that we all look forward to.
“It breaks the norm in terms of our dress code, but more importantly because of its objective, which is to support organisations that are helping to research, fund and treat breast cancer patients and to raise awareness around the illness.
“We are a team that is always thinking about the future, legacy building and how what we do today will affect those that come after us.
“This event is one of the biggest legacy projects that we have undertaken, and we are proud of the achievements we have made in the past through the money we have raised and the awareness that we have built.
“We are also really excited to have some crowds back at stadiums for this tour against Bangladesh. This means that Pink Day will have a live audience again, even though tiny in comparison to the capacity of the iconic Wanderers, and that adds to the fun and excitement of the day.”
This year also marks the fifth anniversary of Charlotte Maxeke Hospital benefiting from the proceeds of this sporting event.
Through the now entrenched #BePartOfIt #PledgePink campaign, cancer patients were able to obtain proper treatment and claim their lives back from the shackles of this indiscriminate condition.
With tickets to attend the match being limited due to the Covid-19 regulations, fans can still support this initiative by dressing up in pink at their homes and posting pictures to various social media platforms.
Fans can SMS #PledgePink to 40374 and donate R20 per SMS or donate through an EFT transfer here.