The Manly Warringah Football Association is proud to support the #PlayinPurple campaign which will see players across the nation trade their ordinary colours for purple socks to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.
Last year over 3500 players across the nation helped shine a light on the disease, which has a 5-year survival rate of only 10.7% and claims nearly as many lives as breast cancer every year.
The Avner Foundation started the initiative back in 2015 and have seen it grow year by year with support from clubs at both grassroots and A-League level.
This September, they hope to see playing fields Australia-wide turned purple to raise critical awareness and fund diagnosis and treatment of a condition which impacts so many.
“The Manly Warringah Football Association is proud to support Purple Sock Day to help raise awareness for pancreatic cancer. Grassroots football plays an important role in our community and we encourage as many teams and clubs as possible to get behind the #PlayinPurple campaign,” said MWFA CEO David Mason.
Avner Foundation purple socks can be purchased for $15 a pair with all of the funds raised going towards pancreatic cancer research and patient support.
Clubs can order their set through the foundation’s online store before the cut-off date of 24th August.
#PlayinPurple rounds will run during the first three weekends of September.
Further information and a club participation pack can be found on the Avner Foundation website: https://www.avnersfoundation.org.au/take-action/playinpurple/.
To learn more check out this promo video below featuring some familiar faces from Seaforth FC and Harbord FC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T6rC6gr1xA