The reigning AFL premiers, through the efforts of Sock it to Sarcoma! Ambassadors Chris Masten, Dom Sheed and Luke Foley, have joined the fight in raising awareness of sarcoma in the community.
The entire squad took to the training track this week in Odd Socks and joined in a group photo with our mascot, Suzy. This was followed up by posts to the club’s website, email list and social media channels.
The West Coast Eagles have at least three players with family or friends that have been impacted by sarcoma: Luke Foley’s cousin passed away as a result of sarcoma at the age of 15, Chris Masten has two young friends who survived sarcoma but who are now on the heart transplant list as a result of the effects of sarcoma treatment and Dom Sheed has a cousin who has survived sarcoma.
The Eagles have joined the broader Western Australian football community in coming together to raise awareness of sarcoma with clubs from the WAFL, Goldfields Football League and all the way down to Auskick taking to the field in odd socks.