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Pull On Your Socks for McGrath Foundation!

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by McGrath Foundation, May 7, 2012.

  1. McGrath Foundation

    McGrath Foundation New Member

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    Hello Sea Eagles fans!

    As you may know, the NRL Harvey Norman Women in League round is coming up (June 22 to 25) and the McGrath Foundation is lucky enough to be named its charity beneficiary!

    To spread the hot pink magic from this round and onto footy fields right across Australia, we’ve launched and opened registrations for Pull On Your Socks. This grassroots initiative is an opportunity for you to purchase McGrath Foundation Pink Footy Socks and hold a pink match to support the McGrath Foundation.

    Registered clubs will have the chance to win various prizes including a visit from an NRL One Community ambassador, Mount Franklin marquee event packs, pink NRL Women in League jerseys and signed NSW State of Origin, Kangaroos and All Stars jerseys.

    Visit www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au to register, purchase your McGrath Foundation Pink Footy Socks and kick-start your fundraising!

    We understand organising these activities and events is a big commitment so we really appreciate your time and support.

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    As we say at the McGrath Foundation, together we can make a difference!

    Cheers,
    Colin
    Communications Officer, McGrath Foundation
     

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  2. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    No offense but testicular cancer deserves more attention.

    This has been a community service announcement (seriously) from Jatz Crackers.
     
  3. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    both cancers deserve our attention.

    do what you can!
     
  4. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    I don't think this is the thread to air your concerns about testicular cancer. Don't try and de-rail the thread.

    Great cause.
     
  5. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    Poor form bringing it up in this thread jatz.

    Everyone has a mother and a sister breast cancer effects so many Australians.
     
  6. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Unbelievable
     
  7. McGrath Foundation

    McGrath Foundation New Member

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    Thanks to everyone for your kind and supportive words. Rugby League One Community does indeed support a number of charities including Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Black Dog Institute, Cancer Council, Life Education , Men of League Foundation and White Ribbon Foundation. We're lucky enough to be the charity beneficiary during the Women in League Round. There are a number of ways the footy stars and the grassroots clubs can get behind these initiatives and give back to the community in anyway they can.

    Thanks for your support and helping us get the word out about Pull On Your Socks! Good luck this weekend!
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I wonder if I can get the Oz Tag comp locally to do something like this
     
  9. McGrath Foundation

    McGrath Foundation New Member

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    That's a great idea! Every club/comp is different so I'm sure you'll now which coaches, captains etc you'll need the OK from before you register.

    If you visit the McGrath Foundation website, and click on the link to Pull On Your Socks, you can download some FAQs that should help you too.

    Once you and the team know how many pairs of socks you want to order and what is the best mode of payment - it's time to register!

    Please give us a call if you need to as well. You can reach our reception on 02 8962 6100.

    Thanks for your support!

     
  10. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks but I will post where I feel the need to. Noone has derailed the thread and I didnt say it wasnt a great cause.

    Why is it poor form. Im bringing attention to the lack of funding that the other cancer gets. Everyone also has a father and brother.


    Noone has suggested that breast cancer isnt a worthy cause or should be forgotten. All that has been suggested is testicular cancer (and some other mens health issues) do get forgotten about in comparison, especially for funding.

    So its unbelievable why ? Ill wait till you get off your high horse so you can answer OK.
     
  11. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Time and place. This isnt it.
     
  12. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    To make the point that one cancer receives less funding in comparison to another makes this the exact place to say so. Just because breast cancer is a worthy cause & it has feminine emotions attached doesnt mean I am out of line. It probably means you lot are being overly precious about this topic.
     
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  13. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Jatz had you of said in a general conversation that Testicular Cancer deserves more funding everyone would agree.

    The fact you said "No offense but testicular cancer deserves more attention" in direct reply to a thread about another cancer comes across as you saying that one deserves more than the other.
     
  14. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    Someone better off deleting the 2nd post in this thread and any replies to it. The way you went about it is ridiculous and you should be ashamed of yourself
     
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  15. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    That 1st paragraph is exactly what I meant.

    However, your 2nd paragraph is also sort of what I meant but the translation isnt quite right. By saying "deserves more attention" what I mean is mens health issues are underfunded & it requires redress. I dont mean at the expense of breast cancer funding.[hr]
    Grow up.
     
  16. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    I understand where you are coming from. Sometimes wording/translation does get lost online.
     
  17. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I just go nuts for Breast Cancer Awareness
     
  18. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hi Colin, keep up the great work!

    Are the socks available in kids sizes?
     
  19. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    Sorry dude. Didnt mean to sound like a c... But come on your post sounded pretty blunt. The man is just trying to do his job.

    I do agree with you though. Not enough awareness for testicular cancer and you can throw mental health and depression in men in the mix too.
     
  20. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    While we are on the subject of cancer I'd like to make you aware it is also Brain Cancer Action Week

    6 – 12 May 2012

    It is now in its 3rd year running. The week is part of a collaborative movement working with Clinicians, Cancer Institute NSW, Grey Matters Committee and Cure for Life Foundation. The aim is to increase awareness and funding for brain cancer. Brain cancer is the least understood cancer in Australia, despite being one of the most fatal.

    Research projects supported through Brain Cancer Action Week, will help to identify people at risk, provide the most effective treatment options, and help develop new therapies that will extend the lives of patients.
     

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