Wests Tigers are proud to support the Children’s Tumour Foundation through the month of May, lending an added voice to its awareness campaign for Neurofibromatosis.
The Children’s Tumour Foundation is the only dedicated support service for people impacted by (NF) in Australia.
Many of us may not have heard of NF or be aware of the impact it has on so many people. NF is a set of genetic conditions that cause tumours to develop on nerves, with 10% of cases becoming cancerous.
May is NF Awareness month, with the Children’s Tumour Foundation dedicated to furthering knowledge and raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of NF, among those who may not be aware of its impact on ordinary Australians.
This campaign is all about sparking new conversations about NF because understanding leads to more funding, better treatments, and greater acceptance of genetic diversity.
By wearing the NF ribbon, Wests Tigers players, coaches, and staff have pledged to help give this under-recognised community a voice and to encourage our supporters to rally and support this important cause.
Wests Tigers trio Zane Musgrove, Oliver Gildart and Kelma Tuilagi were only too happy to put their hands up to help out.
Musgrove says it's important that more people learn about NF and the effect that it has on those living with it.
Most of us take a lot in life for granted. But knowing there are so many who struggle with health conditions, especially children, it makes you so thankful for what you’ve got."Wests Tigers forward Zane Musgrove
I had not heard of NF before, and I think a lot of people don’t know about it either. I hope our involvement with the Children’s Tumour Foundation can spark new conversations.”
You can make a donation to the Children’s Tumour Foundation today.