Eagles band with youth for a cure
PREPARATIONS for the West Coast Eagles’ annual Dig Deep match next month are underway, with the club selecting its young ambassadors.
Among them is City Beach resident Alex Ceglinksi, who was just four when doctors found a brain tumour on her cerebellum.
The diagnosis led to three days of surgery to successfully remove the entire tumour.
Alex 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.”
Dig Deep wristbands are already 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.
Alex Ceglinksi (front left) and other mascots shows off the wristbands with Eagles players Andrew Gaff and Luke Shuey.