Some of Australia’s best footballers will rally together this Friday, to help support men and women affected by breast cancer.
Perth Glory’s Diogo Ferreira, Josh Risdon, Richard Garcia and Dino Djulbic will be wearing purple bras to help Breast Cancer Care WA raise vital funds to help fight a disease which claims the lives of thousands of Australians every year.
This year alone, more than 15-thousand women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, which is the most common cancer diagnosed in women. That equates to 42 people a day.
In Western Australia, 1500 of those women will come face to face with the deadly disease.
Breast cancer also affects about 100 men a year across the country.
“My aunty back in Bosnia was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago and she was forced to have a double mastectomy, so this really is a very personal issue for me” said Djulbic.
“I want to do my bit and I would urge all West Australians to chip in and contribute for Purple Bra-Day” he said.
Cancer has also struck closer to home for Djulbic in more recent times. His father Esad, is battling melanoma cancer which is one of the reasons why the 32-year old former Socceroo moved back to Perth last year.
“My family is my life and there’s nothing in the world that I wouldn’t do. Dad’s a fighter and that’s all we can do right now, to keep fighting” he said
Djulbic and his teammates will be in the Murray Street Mall in the city on Friday June 19, between 12-1pm, sporting their purple bras to help Breast Cancer Care WA.
If you'd like to make a difference you can donate to Breast Cancer Care WA here