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SIFC Round 12 – Playin Purple

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Thanks for all the players coaches and managers that got behind the 2020 campaign.

During the month of September, football players from clubs and codes across the nation will be pulling on their purple socks to help raise awareness for a disease that is on track to become the third most common cancer killer in Australia this year.  The #PlayinPurple campaign is in its 6th year and continues to grow since inception, with over 3500 players last year wearing purple socks to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer. 

Isabella Di Manno started the campaign in 2015 after the sudden death of her fiancee’s mother to the disease. Her family had always been very involved in football, and Isabella saw this as the perfect way to raise awareness and critical funds into research, improving diagnosis and treatment.  “The campaign continues to grow from strength to strength each year, drawing much-needed attention to pancreatic cancer. It’s wonderful to see the participation grow across clubs, codes and regions and reading the testimonials and talking to players, its clear the campaign unities people and communities through active participation.

The #PlayinPurple 2020 campaign has been supported by Football NSW and high-profile associations since inception but this year sees endorsement and direct support from A-League Clubs Sydney FC and Perth Glory