Ea­gles dig deep to help find can­cer cure

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

PREPA­RA­TIONS for the West Coast Ea­gles’ an­nual Dig Deep match next month are un­der­way, with the club se­lect­ing its new young am­bas­sadors.

Rivervale res­i­dent Tyler Fox, who was the 2013 Dig Deep mas­cot, helped launch this year’s Can­cer Coun­cil WA fundraiser re­cently with a group of chil­dren who have each had their own can­cer journey.

They met West Coast’s Can­cer Coun­cil WA am­bas­sadors An­drew Gaff and Luke Shuey, who are al­ready spruik­ing the $5 wrist­bands that sup­port­ers can buy ahead of Dig Deep Day and wear to the Ea­gles home game against Mel­bourne on July 23.

“We have man­aged to raise $1.1 mil­lion so far,” Shuey said.

“It’s a huge ef­fort, but this year we are look­ing to raise at least an­other $100,000.

“We are aim­ing to find a cure for can­cer, as ev­ery­one is. It’s some­thing that we hold ex­tremely close to our hearts.”

Dig Deep wrist­bands are on sale at Cal­tex ser­vice sta­tions, the Ea­gles team store and Can­cer Coun­cil WA’s shop in Su­bi­aco.

“I urge any West Coast or Mel­bourne sup­port­ers out there to get along to the game and sup­port a bat­tle that is a much big­ger bat­tle than the game it­self,” Shuey said. Josh Kennedy’s match

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Rivervale res­i­dent Tyler Fox, left, with fel­low Dig Deep mas­cots Wil­liam Stagg, Alex Ceglinksi, Ciara Austin, Cae­lan Mack and Chloe Cutts, and Ea­gles play­ers An­drew Gaff and Luke Shuey.

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