Monday, June 23, 2008

Australian Prime Minister and Cricketers Play Homage To Jane McGrath

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Jane_McGrathAustralian Prime Minister Mr. Kevin Rudd paid tribute to Jane McGrath, wife of former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath describing her as an "inspiration" to all Australians.

Jane McGrath, 42, died yesterday after a long battle with breast cancer. She was battling breast cancer and later bone cancer, had surgery earlier this year.

Along with her husband - former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath - she founded the McGrath Foundation to provide support for breast care nurses and to educate young women about the disease.

Mr Rudd today described her as a "remarkable Australian" and an inspiration.

The Australian cricket team will pay homage to Jane McGrath, by wearing pink ribbons and using grips of the same colour in tomorrow's one-dayer against the West Indies in St Vincent.
"As a mark of respect to the McGrath family, all Australian players will wear pink ribbons and batsmen will use pink grips duringhere today." - Australian Cricket

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