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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