The Adelaide Strikers will again join forces with the Leukaemia Foundation to raise funds and awareness at this Thursday’s home game against the Perth Scorchers.
As the official charity partner of the Adelaide Strikers, the Leukaemia Foundation will have a major presence at Adelaide Oval on Thursday night.
There will be a ‘World’s Greatest Shave’ colouring station in the Activation Zone outside the northern Clarrie Grimmett gates from 4.30pm onwards, where fans can come and get their hair coloured blue for a donation.
There will also be 10,000 Leukaemia Foundation wristbands given out at the gates, along with a tin collection during the game for donations.
Donations raised on Thursday will go towards children’s amenities at the Leukaemia Foundation’s Patient Village at Northfield.
Simon Matthias spoke about the importance of the partnership with the Strikers.
“The Adelaide Strikers are all about young people, families and being active. The new Patient Village will give children with blood cancer and their families every opportunity to focus on their treatment and beat their disease. So with the support of the Strikers we hope to raise more funds to enhance the family amenities to be provided at the village” he said.
“Leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders can develop in anyone, of any age, at any time. Blood cancers and related blood disorders change lives forever. The impact is felt by the person as well as family, friends and communities.
“Today, the Leukaemia Foundation reduces the impact of all blood cancers— leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma—and related blood disorders for people throughout Australia.”
Around 11,500* Australians are expected to be newly diagnosed this year — equivalent to 31 people