Before pancreatic cancer tragically claimed the life of former Glory midfielder Liam Miller in February 2018, many people associated with the club may not even have been aware of its existence.
And yet the disease is responsible for almost as many deaths per year as breast cancer, with a survival rate among its victims of just 8.7%.
Despite these startling figures, research into pancreatic cancer receives very little in the way of government funding, which makes the work of the Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation all the more important.
The Foundation, which was established in 2010, has invested more than $7.6m into research in the intervening ten years and they need your help to continue their fantastic work.
(click HERE for more details about the Foundation and its work)
On Sunday 29 March, WA’s annual walk for pancreatic cancer, Put Your Foot Down Perth, will take place in South Perth (full details HERE), with the objective being to bring the community together around the cause to raise funds and awareness of the disease.
People walk in support of others or in celebration of those lost to the disease and walkers dress passionately in purple on the day.
So we’re urging as many of our members and fans to slip your purple Glory gear on, grab your trainers and get along to South Perth later this month to help support a wonderful cause that has a very real connection to the club.
(and don’t forget to send us your pictures for us to post on our social channels!)