Call to Arms – Help us tackle Cancer


With one in two Australian men facing a cancer diagnosis by the age of 85, The Cancer Council NSW is calling on all sportsmen to fight back against their fiercest opponent, cancer, by joining forces in a new fundraising event, Call To Arms.

Call To Arms will see varying sports clubs across NSW strapping on yellow armbands during their sports matches to raise funds and awareness for men facing cancer.
?Compared to women, Australian men are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer and less likely to survive their diagnosis,? Joanne Booth, Metropolitan and Regional Fundraising Manager at The Cancer Council NSW said. ?That?s why it?s crucial for sportsmen from all clubs to band together and help save men?s lives.?
While Call To Arms is primarily a chance for local sportsmen to rally together to fight cancer, a number of professional sports teams and peak sporting bodies, have become passionate supporters of the event including Essendon Football Club, Wests Tigers, Adelaide Crows, Brisbane Lions, Gold Coast Titans, Adelaide United FC, AFL NSW/ACT, NSW Rugby and Football NSW.
?Every dollar raised through Call To Arms will help prevent, detect, and treat cancers in men, as well as support men during their times of greatest need,? The Cancer Council NSW?s Joanne Booth said. ?By funding the Cancer Council?s research, education and support programs, every man that joins in Call To Arms will help save a life.?
For more information about Call To Arms or to register your club today, visit or call 1300 65 65 85.