Perth Glory is proud to be supporting the battle against pancreatic cancer by getting behind the #PlayInPurple Campaign once again in 2021.
Football fields across the country are set to be turned purple to raise awareness of a disease that is the third most common cancer killer in Australia this year and did, of course, tragically claim the life of former Glory midfielder Liam Miller at the age of just 36 back in February 2018.
During the month of June, football players from clubs and codes across the nation will be pulling on their purple socks as part of the #PlayinPurple campaign which is now in its seventh year.
A record 7800 players participated in 2020 and the campaign organisers are confident that even more people will get involved this year.
The campaign was started by Isabella Di Manno after the sudden death of her fiancée’s mother to the disease in 2015 and she has been heartened by the way it has developed since then.
"The campaign continues to grow from strength to strength each year," she said, "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, it’s clear the campaign unities communities through active participation and acts as a positive talking point between people who might not necessarily know the outcomes of pancreatic cancer."
Glory will play its part once more this year by incentivising clubs to participate via offers including match day tickets and signed merchandise, with Football West also lending its full backing to the campaign.
#PlayinPurple 2021 runs on two weekends in June, 12/13 or 19/20, with clubs choosing their round to play in purple socks.
All players, clubs and codes are encouraged to participate Australia-wide, with a simple change of your local club socks to purple socks for one weekend!
All proceeds from the sale of socks will go toward pancreatic cancer research and patient support.