On one weekend of the regular season grassroots football clubs and associations Australia wide get behind the campaign and play their round in purple socks to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer.
Participate during round 10/11 of Season 2021 – 19/20th June.
Since its inception in 2015 the ‘Play in Purple” campaign for pancreatic cancer has truly ‘gone’ places and grown into a truly nationwide campaign. Not many people know that pancreatic cancer claims virtually the same amount of lives each year as breast cancer, but has a 5 year survival rate of only 10.7%. PanKind, The Australian Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is exclusively dedicated to pancreatic cancer, with a mission to dramatically improve the low survival rates for the disease, and raising awareness is key to achieving better outcomes for patients and their families.
Raising awareness across Australia is done with the help of passionate supporters, like governor Isabella Di Manno, who is passionate about football, and making a difference! It’s this vital combination that fueled the start of the original Purple Socks campaign, aimed at raising awareness and much needed funds for pancreatic cancer research for PanKind. The Purple Socks campaign began in 2015, and it has grown from 300 participants to over 7,800 nationally in 2020.
This year, a brand new #PlayinPurple sock design will be unveiled and the new purple socks are still $15 per pair, funds raised helping fuel pancreatic cancer research.