Members of the Campbelltown Camden cricket community and their families will be able to get a free check to fight skin cancer next week.
Players, coaches, referees and volunteers will be able to benefit from a free skin check offered by Skin Patrol on Tuesday January 11 at the Raby Sports Complex between 9 a.m. and 5:40 p.m.
The free service was made possible through the vaccination efforts of NSW Cricketers and staff.
A donation of $ 100 was made from Cricket NSW to the Cricket NSW Foundation, the charitable arm of the sport’s governing body, for each person who received their first two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
A total of $ 21,900 was raised, which will cover the cost of four pop-up skin clinics in New South Wales this summer.
NSW Cricket General Manager Lee Germon urges all members of the Macarthur area cricket community to take advantage of this free skin test.
“At NSW Cricket, we pride ourselves on being a good citizen and playing a leading role in building better communities,” said Germon.
“By our staff and players rolling up their sleeves to be doubly vaccinated against COVID-19, we were able to fund four free skin check-up clinics to support the early detection of skin cancer and provide education on the subject.
“Cricket is the number one summer sport in Australia and due to the high exposure to UV rays we believe it is important that NSW Cricket lends its voice and resources to educate our community on solar safety.
“Thanks to the Cricket NSW Foundation and Ghosts Cricket, this free skin clinic provides the perfect opportunity for the local cricket community and their families to put their health first and get verified by the experts at Skin Patrol. ”
NSW Cricket would like to thank Ghosts Cricket and everyone involved with the Campbelltown Camden District Cricket Club for their support of this pop-up clinic.
Patients should complete a Patient History Form (which Stephen Brown will provide at time of booking) and bring their Medicare Card with them the same day.