Cancer Council Victoria would like to acknowledge and thank outgoing Essendon Football Club chief executive Ian Robson for his support and enthusiasm for our cause.
Our fundraising campaign Call To Arms was founded by the Cancer Council and the Bombers in 2007 to raise money and awareness of cancer in men. It now involves hundreds of community sporting clubs across Australia who don something yellow during a nominated match in recognition of all men affected by cancer. The money raised by such events helps to reduce the impact of cancer in men.
That grassroots campaign was set up in the wake of the Clash for Cancer match between the Bombers and Demons in a show of support for player and cancer survivor Adam Ramanaskus. The game attracted significant attention in 2006 after the AFL issued Essendon with a $20,000 fine for breaching its uniform policy.
During his time as CEO Mr Robson was a passionate and energetic supporter of this partnership. On behalf of the Cancer Council, CEO Todd Harper would like to acknowledge and personally thank him for his contribution.
We look forward to continuing this important charity work with Essendon FC.