Students issue a call to arms

Friday, 24 June 2011

The fight against cancer will be front and centre at Northern University Games next month thanks to the 30-strong Australian Catholic University team.

Athletes from the University’s Brisbane Campus will support the Cancer Council’s Call to Arms campaign by wearing a splash of yellow with their uniforms. 

Campus Life CoordinatorMark Young said students will don yellow armbands, face paint, shirts and socks at the Armidale competition. 

Call to ArmsStudents participating in the ‘Call to Arms’ event.

“Participating in ‘Call To Arms’ is a great way for our students to know they are making a difference in the fight against men’s cancers, and to help raise funds for the work of Cancer Council Queensland,” he said. 

“Half of all Australian men will develop cancer by 85-years of age.”

Cancer Council Queensland National Events Co-ordinator Amanda Beardmore said sporting clubs across Queensland can get involved in ‘Call To Arms’ this season. 

“We want players from teams of all sporting codes to pick a game during their season to hold a ‘Call To Arms’ match, wear yellow and raise funds to fight cancer in men,“ Ms Beardmore said. 

Funds raised will help prevent and detect cancers in men, find new treatments, and support men in need by funding Cancer Council’s important cancer research, prevention and support programs.

“Call To Arms’ began in 2006, after Essendon Football Club champion Adam Ramanauskas was diagnosed with cancer and his teammates wore yellow armbands in the Clash For Cancer against Melbourne Football Club.

Since then, sporting clubs of all codes and levels have joined the cause by wearing yellow in one game each season.

To register your club or for more information on how to show your support, please call Cancer Council Queensland on 1300 65 65 85 or visit www.calltoarms.com.au 

 

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