When we first started #PurpleOurWorld nine months ago, we had some pretty big dreams. And we mean it when we say big. We’re talking ‘take over the world’ big.
We wrote them down on our business plan, never imagining that some would actually happen in our first year.
Well, we’re ecstatic to tell you that a couple of them have and we still pinch ourselves every day when we think about it.
Not only have we managed to get two wonderful ambassadors on board in Tracey Spicer and Robbie Farah. Not only have we managed to get incredible strategic partners in the GI Cancer Institute and Avner Nahmani Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.
But, and here’s the kicker, we’ve also managed to tick off one of our huge goals – ‘get a sports team to wear purple for one round’.
Yep, you read that right.
We’re extremely excited to announce that the Wests Tigers and St George Illawarra Dragons will be wearing #PurpleOurWorld socks for their final round clash on Saturday, 5 September.
The St George Illawarra Dragons have been personally affected by pancreatic cancer with halfback Benji Marshall losing his father at an early age. And the Wests Tigers family were deeply affected when Robbie lost his mother in 2012.
Both teams have been exceptionally supportive of the cause and we look forward to working with them.
If you want to help the initiative, head to the game (decked out in purple of course) and support pancreatic cancer awareness.
We know not all of you can make it so if you can’t come in person, make sure you’re watching it live to see all the action. And remember to upload your pictures to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #PurpleOurWorld and tagging our pages.
We’ll have more to come on what’s happening around the match shortly but for now, we just couldn’t wait to share the news with you all!