Randwick Rugby club is joining big name sporting stars, Socceroos' Tim Cahill, Essendon's Andrew Welsh and Parramatta Eels' in Cancer Council's Call To Arms this July to help tackle our toughest opponent yet - cancer.
Randwick spokesperson Tim Maxwell said the team will fundraise by game day donations and auctions and will don yellow socks for their Call To Arms match against Sydney Uni, on 3rd July at Coogee Oval
"We feel it's important to support Call To Arms to raise funds and awareness for cancer in men. The stat of 1 in 2 men affected by cancer by the age of 85 is confronting to say the least," said Dan Spencer
"Our players will wear yellow armbands, socks and shoelaces to support men who have survived cancer, those currently facing cancer and to remember mates who have lost their lives to cancer."
Cancer Council spokesperson Irene Manitta said compared to women, Australian men are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer and less likely to survive their diagnoses and supporting Call To Arms is a great way to spotlight this pressing health issue.
"Call To Arms is a chance for all local sporting clubs, like Randwick to rally together and help raise funds to help prevent cancers in men, find new treatments and fund support programs for men facing cancer," Ms Manitta said.
To support Randwick Rugby's Call To Arms match, head to Coogee Oval on July 3rd and make a donation. Or donate online at: