This weekend’s AFL clash between Hawthorn v Carlton will remember the life of Hawthorn Norm Smith Medallist, Paul Dear, at the second annual Dare to Hope Match to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.
Each year, more than 3,500 Australians die from this devastating cancer, claiming more lives than breast cancer, prostate cancer or melanoma. Dear was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in September 2020 and passed away on July 8 last year at the age of 55 – just 22 months after being diagnosed.
The Dear Family together with Pancare Foundation and Hawthorn Football Club, will unveil the Bay of Hope at the match – a visual tribute to represent the thousands of Australians who die each year from pancreatic cancer. The unique installation has provided a way for families impacted by the disease to come together to shine a spotlight on the neglected cancer and show that their loved one’s matter.
How can you get involved? Make your donation to help support pancreatic cancer research and give hope to the thousands of families impacted each year.
Visit daretohope.com.au to donate today!