Medindia

X

Charity Initiative to Raise Funds for Childhood Cancer Research Launched by Ponting

by Kathy Jones on  November 18, 2012 at 9:28 PM Celebrity Health News   - G J E 4
Following the footsteps of his team-mate Glenn McGrath, Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting has launched a new charity foundation, the Ponting Foundation, to raise funds for childhood cancer research.
 Charity Initiative to Raise Funds for Childhood Cancer Research Launched by Ponting
Charity Initiative to Raise Funds for Childhood Cancer Research Launched by Ponting
Advertisement

Ponting said the Biggest Game of Cricket (BGOC) would involve thousands of people around Australia having fun with family and friends playing matches in their backyard, local park or even on the beach on Australia Day.

Advertisement
"I have visited hospitals across Australia and witnessed the impact that cancer has on kids and their families," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Ponting, as saying.

"In the coming year, the Ponting Foundation is making a major effort to raise additional funds to help young Australians and their families beat cancer," he added.

Ponting and wife Rianna said in a statement that BGOC was intended to raise awareness about childhood cancer and look to support education and wellness programs.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All