Fight Cancer Foundation has officially launched Footy Colours Day for 2017 and is calling on all Australians to ‘show their true colours’ this September in support of kids with cancer. This year, Fight Cancer Foundation is thrilled to reveal their very special Footy Colours Day Champion, Luca, who is the face of this year’s fundraiser and will proudly wear the yellow and black colours of his beloved Richmond Tigers.
Luca, was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer in 2013. During treatment and recovery, Luca experienced Fight Cancer Foundation’s education support program firsthand.
Joining Luca will be a wealth of champions in their own right, as several of Australia’s favourite sporting stars pitch in to support this great cause. Adam Treloar (Collingwood FC, AFL), Jordan Lewis (Melbourne FC, AFL), Katie Brennan (Western Bulldogs, AFLW), Jackson Thurlow (Geelong FC, AFL), Elise O’Dea (Melbourne FC, AFLW), Kieren Jack (Sydney Swans, AFL), Tim Mannah (Parramatta Eels, NRL), Will Skelton (NSW Waratahs,Super Rugby), Brandon O’Neill (Sydney FC, A-League) and Adam Blair (Brisbane Broncos, NRL) will front up this year’s campaign as official Ambassadors of Footy Colours Day 2017 to encourage all sports fans to get involved.
Footy Colours Day is about putting team rivalries aside and wearing your favourite team’s colours with pride to raise much needed funds for Fight Cancer Foundation’s education support programs across Australia. With more than 800 Australian children and young people diagnosed with cancer every year, Fight Cancer Foundation works with major paediatric hospitals to help children and young people with cancer continue their education, not fall behind their peers and successfully transition back to their regular school once their treatment is complete.
Fight Cancer Foundation’s Managing Director, Eric Wright explained, “Footy Colours Day is a fun and easy way for Australians to make a difference in the lives of kids with cancer. Footy Colours Day makes sure kids fighting against cancer are not disadvantaged by their illness.”
This Footy Colours Day, organisations, clubs, schools and individuals are encouraged to show their true colours and make a donation to Fight Cancer Foundation.. Popular fundraising activities include sausage sizzles, footy themed fashion parades and longest kick competitions. Fundraising tips and ideas can be found at footycoloursday.com.au
Register your school, organisation, group or club at footycoloursday.com.au and join in the action at #FootyColoursDay. To learn more about Fight Cancer Foundation and its mission to give hope and save lives of cancer patients and their families visit fightcancer.org.au