Essendon Vs Melbourne
Friday 19 June 7.40pm
The 4th annual Clash For Cancer AFL match between founding partner Essendon Football Club and the Melbourne Football Club will kick off Cancer Council's 2009 Call to Arms campaign on Friday 19 June.
Both teams will wear a special guernsey, with a yellow band, as a show of honour and respect for all men who have survived cancer, those currently facing the cancer fight and to remember mates who have lost their lives to cancer.
Supporters at the game can show their support by purchasing a yellow Call to Arms slap band at the match, helping to raise vital funds for cancer - a disease that effects 1 in 2 men by the age of 85.
Both the Essendon and Melbourne teams are urging all Victorian sporting clubs to join in the cancer fight and register their club for a Call To Arms match any time in July.
Players wear a yellow armband at one of their games and raise funds which will help prevent cancers in men, find new treatments and fund support programs for men in need.
Other professional sporting clubs taking part in Call To Arms this year include the Adelaide Crows, West Tigers, Adelaide United Football Club, Melbourne Vixens and Socceroos star, Tim Cahill.
For more information and to register, visit calltoarms.com.au or call 1300 65 65 85.
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