Play footy in odd socks this weekend and Sock it to Sarcoma! by helping to help raise awareness and funds for Sarcoma research.
All Football Clubs across the Perth’s north (Subiaco, West Perth and Claremont Districts) are encouraged to join and support WA Sarcoma Awareness Week on Sunday with players donating a gold coin, or donation of their choice to be collected by Team Managers.
Players are encouraged to wear one of their club/team socks accompanied by an odd sock on the other foot – joining the Sock it to Sarcoma! theme.
Team Managers are asked to collect donations from their team and then drop funds to the Club to either one of the Presidents or Registrars.
What is Sarcoma?
Sarcoma is a group of rare primary bone and soft tissue tumours, given a number of different names depending on the type of tissue from which they arise.
There are approximately 800 new cases diagnosed each year in Australia which account for approximately 1% of all adult malignancies and 15% of paediatric malignancies.
Common symptoms of sarcoma can include:
* a swelling or lump, which may or may not be painful and which changes in size
* a pain in the back or limb that appears to have no cause
* unrelieved pain when at rest, particularly at night
* weight loss
They can often be attributed to a sports injury or other causes. If you notice any changes in your body, go and see your doctor. With sarcoma, the quicker the diagnosis, the better!