Melbourne Victory has joined Melbourne City and Brisbane Roar in offering its support to defender, Rebekah Stott, in her fight against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Stott, who made 25 appearances for Victory between 2011-2013, returned home from overseas in February to begin four months of chemotherapy.
The 27-year-old is calling on the football community to help her ‘BEAT IT’.
BEAT IT by Stotty: Read more about Stott’s eight-month journey to reach her diagnosis
A quote from Stott’s fundraising page reads: “I’m participating in the World’s Greatest Shave to help raise funds for vital research to help more people survive blood cancers, while improving their quality of life.
“The funds that I raise will also provide families facing blood cancer the emotional and practical support they need.”
Three weeks ago I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I know the journey ahead will be difficult, but I want to face each obstacle with a positive mindset and help inspire others who have blood cancer too. Thank you to everyone who has supported me so far. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/JsAORHhLG7
— Rebekah Stott (@stotty_13) March 2, 2021
So far, Stott has raised over $22,000 for the Leukemia Foundation, ahead of her participation in the World’s Greatest Shave on Monday, March 29. Visit Stott’s fundraising page by clicking here.
Victory hosts Perth Glory in the Westfield W-League at Epping Stadium on Sunday, March 28, where the club will provide collection tins at key locations around the ground. Victory will also donate a share of the gate takings to Stott’s cause.
Melbourne City have made a sizeable donation and Brisbane Roar players, Clare Polkinghorne and Tameka Yallop have offered signed Westfield Matilda jerseys up for auction.
Every donation, big or small, will make a difference. Donate today to aid Stotty in her quest to beat it, and help her find strength in unity with support from the entire football community.