Leigh ‘Plays for a Cure’

“Leigh Martyn has been touched by cancer. She had the very unfortunate experience of losing several close friends to cancer in 2009, on top of already having lost her father, step-father and best friend to the deadly disease. She founded Play for a Cure the following year.

Leigh has played a substantial role in Australian Softball for many years, having been a player, manager, coach or administrator. She had the vision to combine her passion and contacts in sport to create a foundation that would fundraise to help cancer research and patients — so more people would not have to suffer the same fate.

And such, Play for a Cure Foundation was established, hosting sporting events that fundraise for cancer research. Softball, golf days and even 58km marathons, their sporting scope is far-reaching.

Play for a Cure regularly host the Yellow Socks Softball Challenge, where they invite sporting greats to participate in a friendly game of softball. A few years ago they played against a star-studded line up of Brisbane Broncos legends, including Darren Lockyer and Gorden Tallis.  Their biggest fundraiser now, is their annual dinner where a host of superstars, including research scientists, have spoken and entertained the supporters that Play for a  Cure call their army of #teamp4ac supporters.”

Australian Cancer Research Foundation would like to thank Leigh for her generous and continued support in raising a total of $92 500 to date for world-class cancer research. We are touched by your dedication to supporting our mission and would like to congratulate you for such an incredible achievement.