Keilor Go Grey For Brain Cancer

Keilor Basketball Stadium will be painted grey and purple this Saturday night when their annual ‘Go Grey in May’ Big V round returns.  

Keilor Basketball Stadium will be painted grey and purple this Saturday night when their annual ‘Go Grey in May’ Big V round returns.  

Keilor Thunder’s Championship and Youth Women will compete against Hawthorn Magic, all in the name of raising money and awareness to help fight brain cancer. 

The dedicated colours of the round symbolise brain cancer in the grey, and all other cancers in the purple. 

Cancer research shows that brain cancer kills more people under 40 than any other known disease, with one person diagnosed every five hours and one person killed every seven hours. 

Keilor Basketball Association lost player, Olivia Carland, at 19 years old in 2014 to the disease. Four years later, long time Keilor Basketball member John Williams fell to the disease after a 10-month battle.   

Keilor Basketball General Manager, Paul Rovis, said ‘Go Grey in May’ is more than a round to the local community and members who knew Carland and Williams.  

“Keilor Basketball Association has been built by the strength of our community,” Rovis expressed. “When these tragedies took place, it affected us all in one way or another, 

“Recognising Olivia Carland and John Williams, and supporting the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, is a fantastic opportunity for our basketball community to unite for a fantastic cause.” 

Keilor’s event plans to be an interactive evening of entertainment, with all funds going to the Brain Cancer Foundation. 

Rovis continued to express the need for sporting bodies to support the foundations and causes that surround them. 

“With so much negativity in the world, sport is often a beacon of hope and positivity,” Rovis said.  

“We view rounds such as ‘Go Grey in May’, ‘Beyond Blue’ (happening on July 10 2021) and our Indigenous round (happening on May 29 2021) as a platform to raise awareness for these worthy causes, 

“Keilor Basketball and all its stakeholders are incredibly grateful for the support provided to us by Basketball Victoria to highlight these rounds, and we encourage everyone to get behind this worthy cause any way you can.” 

Keilor urges as many people as possible to attend their ‘Go Grey in May’ double header this Saturday night, May 8 2021. The first Big V game will be played from 6pm at Keilor Basketball Stadium, with the second game tipping off at 8pm.  

For those who are unable to attend and wish to help, you can donate today.

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