Many of our supporters may know Justin Langer to be CLCRF’s Patron however, from 2004 to 2011, he was not alone in this prestigious role. Justin was in fact joined by none other than Perth boxing great Danny Green.
The Foundation was delighted to extend an invitation to Danny to be a Patron of the Foundation on May 10, 2004. It was thought that his international sporting profile would help raise much needed awareness of childhood cancer research and he was deemed a good fit for the Foundation, epitomising a true Aussie battler and always being a shining light of integrity and sportsmanship. Much like Justin, Danny also showed a passion for caring for children.
Prior to this invitation, Danny showed himself to be a generous supporter of the Foundation. In 2003, he generously donated a signed set of boxing gloves, a fight photo, and a shirt and cap to the Corporate Golf Day auction. Later that year, he also visited our research laboratory to present cancer patient, Lane Martino (representing the Foundation), with a cheque of $5,000 to assist with research.
As our patron, Danny Green helped the Foundation raise much needed funds for childhood cancer research by encouraging community support at fundraising events. In 2004, Danny joined Justin in helping 10-year-old Chris Parsons with “Remember Sinead Day”, an event he created in honour of his dear friend Sinead Murdoch who passed away from leukaemia. In its inaugural year, the event raised over $65,000 for childhood cancer research.
Danny provided wonderful support for the Foundation as a Patron and the manner in which he brought awareness to childhood cancer research was exceptional and most appreciated.