Eagles dig deep to help find cancer cure
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.