Philanthropic Footy at Etihad Stadium: the ‘Call to Arms’ Tradition continues.

There was a 44,899 crowd of supporters for the Essendon v. Hawthorn match last Friday the 27th. The Cancer Council was once again sponsoring the ‘Clash for Cancer’ fundraising game, Essendon showed their support with a yellow armband on their jersey. Raising awareness and funds toward cancer research, Sophie from the Cancer Council explains the match origins; “it has been tradition since 2006, when the Bombers were fined $20,000 for wearing yellow armbands in solidarity after the diagnosis of teammate Adam Ramanauskas, with the AFL later allowing the fine to be donated to the Cancer Council”. Hawthorn won the game 180 to 86.

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About Alexandra McDonald

Online Portfolio of Alexandra McDonald. Current Postgraduate Journalism student. Writing about the news media and politic seems to be my emerging forte but I love writing and researching pretty much anything and everything! Catch me on http://www.activemotion.com.au/shamrock/
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One Response to Philanthropic Footy at Etihad Stadium: the ‘Call to Arms’ Tradition continues.

  1. Hi Alex,
    Thanks for your support of Cancer Council’s Call To Arms campaign!

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