Going Purple for Pancreatic


The Going Purple for Pancreatic Cancer Initiative was initiated to help lift the social profile of Pancreatic Cancer on a local level.

It sought to engage all individuals from varying areas, ages and backgrounds to raise much needed awareness and funds for research.

Isabella DiManno has been the brainchild behind the Going Purple for Pancreatic Cancer initiative.

The campaign was launched to support Isabella’s partner’s mum who was diagnosed in January 2014.

Isabella’s partners mum lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in September 2015, and it is in her memory and her fighting spirit that Isabella’s family and the football community continue to make a change and a difference to pancreatic cancer.

The idea was designed to increase community engagement and align it specifically to Pancreatic Cancer, it sought to encourage engagement by inviting participants to wear purple football socks at their respective club game. 

Who can get involved?

One of the wonderful elements that this campaign offers is its ability to transcend sporting codes and be adopted by any sporting code. Football clubs across the state can be involved in this fantastic initiative, get your club and team involved today!

Football clubs who are fully pledged and involved include:

·         FC Five Dock

·         Wenty Waratahs

·         Inter Lions FC

·         Enfield United

·         Abbotsford Juniors

·         Putney Rangers

·         Saints United


Saturday 24th June and Sunday 25th June, 2017.

Social Media

Get involved and share your stories with the official hashtag #goingpurpleforpancreatic via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and drench social media with purple content.

How to get involved

On the weekend of 24 and 25 June, your club and/or team can be involved by wearing purple socks and raising money for a worthy cause.

Get in touch with Isabella to find out how your club can be involved in 2017. Isabella’s details are as follows:

Email:   isabelladimanno@gmail.com

Phone: 0421 042 413