Announcing the inaugural Sock it to Sarcoma! Round
The WA District Cricket Council has endorsed the inaugural Sock it to Sarcoma! Round for the weekend of Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February 2017.
We thank all District Clubs for getting involved to help raise awareness of sarcoma.
Sarcoma is a rare, aggressive cancer of the bones or soft tissue especially prevalent in young people aged 15-25. About 800 new cases are diagnosed each year in Australia, and because the disease is often discovered late, only 40% of patients survive past five years.
Two players at the Melville Cricket Club (MCC) – Hugh Atkinson and Amanda Williams – have been battling sarcoma. Both of these young adults are continuing to follow their love of cricket: Hugh as a player and Amanda as an umpire.
What we need District Clubs to do
During the Sock it to Sarcoma! Round, all Team Managers of all grades (Under 13s to 1st Grade men and women) are asked to collect donations of choice from team members, family members and spectators while collecting player fees.
These donations will be directly deposited into Sock it to Sarcoma!, a registered independent charity based right here in the west.
Sock it to Sarcoma! provides support and care to people with sarcoma and their families. Funds are used for research, community awareness and patient support.
At the end of the round, the Team Manager deposits the funds directly into the Sock it to Sarcoma! bank account using the following details:
- Name of Account: The Abbie Basson Sarcoma Foundation Ltd
- BSB: 016267
- Account Number: 403643043
- Reference – Type the word “cricket” in the reference section followed by your club initials i.e.cricketMCC