Ponting launches new charity initiative to raise funds for childhood cancer research
Sydney, Nov 16(ANI): Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has started a new charity initiative with the Ponting Foundation that would organise funds for childhood cancer research.
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.
"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. (ANI)
Have no differences with BJP, will raise issues of Maharashtra: Shiv Sena
November 24, 2014 at 12:45 PM
BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT ADJOURNED
November 24, 2014 at 12:43 PM
SRINIVASAN, SUNDAR RAMAN REPLY TO SC
November 24, 2014 at 12:33 PM
Political parties look forward to constructive Parliament winter session as they are set to take up
November 24, 2014 at 12:14 PM
LGBT community protests in Bangalore, demands repeal of anti-gay law
November 24, 2014 at 12:11 PM
Villagers go on rampage after death of Indian girl in Bhutan
November 24, 2014 at 12:10 PM