As part of a long-standing partnership, the Essendon Football Club marked its seventh annual Tackling Childhood Cancer game in support of Challenge families living with cancer. 22 Challenge kids had their dreams come true when they run onto the ground hand-in-hand with their AFL superheroes.

This year's Tackling Childhood Cancer match took place in Round 19 when the Dons took on The Dogs.

This was a unique opportunity for our kids and their families to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience and raise vital funds and awareness.

Since 2017, the Bombers have committed to one game each season to help bring awareness to childhood cancer. Challenge is truly honoured for the Essendon Football Club's continual support and strong relationship.

Game-Day Auction

As part of the Tackling Childhood Cancer campaign, Challenge auctioned signed and match-worn guernseys and boots.

By bidding, you have helped raise important funds for Challenge, which will go towards providing practical and emotional support to kids and families living with cancer. 

Check out the available guernseys and boots we still have on offer and join our mailing list below to be notified of any future game-day auctions!

Clash for Cancer

The Bombers will proudly wear the Challenge logo on the front of their guernsey which also features the yellow armband, inspired by former premiership player and cancer survivor Adam Ramanauskas.

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