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Adelaide United goalkeeper, Joe Gauci, generously pledged a $20 donation to the Childhood Cancer Association for every Save he made until the end of the 2022/23 A-League season.
This pledge has resulted in Gauci donating $1,100 to support local children with cancer, and their families.
It is an incredible act of generosity by Gauci, who has been an ambassador with Childhood Cancer Association since March 2022. This is the second time that he has pledged $20 per Save, which resulted in a $820 donation in 2022.
Kicking off this latest pledge at the Childhood Cancer's Charity Game Day in March, Gauci was keen to give even more than he did the previous year and after a successful season he has achieved that goal.
Gauci is now challenging others to match his pledge or give whatever they can.
“As a proud ambassador of the Childhood Cancer Association, I felt it was important to continue to raise awareness of the tremendous work they do," Gauci said.
"It would be great if Reds fans and the broader South Australian community can get behind this important cause and help kids with cancer.
“Whether it’s $5 to lend a helping hand, $20 to match one of my Saves, or matching my pledge tally of $1,100 to make an even bigger impact - any contribution is greatly appreciated.”
Gauci has signed on to his next challenge and is making every step count by fundraising to support children with cancer, and their families, while participating in the Stadium Stomp at Adelaide Oval on Sunday, 18 June.
This fundraising event is a great way to keep active and also make a difference in the local community.
He'll also be joined by fellow Childhood Cancer ambassador, Jarrod Walsh, as they tackle thousands of stairs up, down and all around the grandstands of Adelaide Oval.