THE Wagga community is urged to get all pink in a couple of weeks when the city hosts its largest Pink Stumps Day for a worthy cause.
The initiative by the McGrath Foundation aims to raise funds for another 120 breast care nurses to help 19,000 Australian families experiencing breast cancer.
Jill Tucker, member of the Wagga Pink Stumps Day committee, said the city's leaders and famous sporting names will join the cause on October 27.
"It's the first time Wagga will hold this event at this scale," Ms Tucker said.
"We decided to do it because we have two McGrath Breast Care Nurses in Wagga and we're very fortunate to have them.
"We need to support them and to have more nurses in Australia.
"They provide comfort and advice at a critical time for families experiencing breast cancer."
Among the attendees will be Olympic swimming champion Dawn Fraser, cricket legend Warren Smith and Greater Western Sydney Giants star Harry Perryman.
"I emailed Dawn and fortunately for us, she said yes," Ms Tucker said.
She also said the event is about much more than cricket and encouraged residents to attend.
"It's a day for family fun, so come along, have a bowl in the cricket nets and get autographs," she said.
"Come along in your pink gear and watch a fun day of cricket."
There will also be a barbecue, jumping castle, rock climbing and face painting.
The event at Mark Taylor Oval, Bolton Park, runs from 10am to 2pm and entry is by donation.
The organising committee will also be holding an auction for the cause. It will be at Wagga's International Hotel on October 26 from 6.30pm. Tickets may be purchased at the Civic Theatre.