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The St George-Illawarra Dragons today celebrated the NRL’s Women in League round by decorating bras alongside the Dragons Crystal Bears Women that will be auctioned off to raise funds for the Joanne Mackay Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Dragons players took time out from training to speak with Steelers and Dragons Legend, founder of the Joanne Mackay Breast Cancer Foundation and husband of the late Joanne Mackay, Brad Mackay. Brad, who’s wife Joanne lost her battle with cancer in 2002, spoke to the players on not only the immediate effect that breast cancer has on the individual but also on their families, domestic responsibilities and the emotional toll on all those involved. The Joanne Mackay Foundation works to improve the quality of life for families affected by breast cancer and to assist with the fundamental and emotional needs, not only the disease.

After speaking with Brad, players were given free artistic reign as they decorated bra’s, with everything from beads and feathers to dragons emblems and player numbers. They were assisted in their designs with the fabulous Dragons Crystal Bears Women in League ladies. All players signed their decorated bra, with each players individual bra to be auctioned off through the Dragons website, with all funds going towards the Joanne Mackay Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Players also took the opportunity to be photographed in their ‘Pink V’ jerseys, which they will wear at Sunday’s Women In League Round Clash against the Cowboys at WIN Stadium to raise awareness for the Joanne Mackay Foundation.

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Dragons hooker Dean Young spoke of the importance of supporting the Joanne Mackay Foundation and Women In League round.

“Attracting more women to Rugby League is an important initiative of the Dragons plus the chance to support Brad and the Joanne Mackay Foundation is something we all jumped at and are very proud to be a part of,” Young said. “To be supporting the charity by wearing the pink v out there on Sunday will be good and hopefully the jerseys raise plenty of funds.”

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