NRL Heavyweights support Angelman Syndrome


South Sydney Rabbitohs player Damien Cook and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs star Sam Perrett may be rivals on the rugby league field, but they have come together for a great cause. Damien and Sam have taken on roles as FAST ambassadors to support and raise awareness into Angelman Syndrome.
In a show of support for AS families around the country, both Damien and Sam recognise a local family for each game of the NRL season by writing names of one of our angels on their arms every week.
When both teams met in the Good Friday blockbuster between the Rabbitohs and Bulldogs - a match televised to millions of footy fans -  they recognised the charity by showcasing the word 'FAST' (pictured above), which was prominently displayed when Sam scored a try and pointed at his arm to the word FAST for all the live and televised audience to see.

FAST supporters speak out for International Angelman Day ~
February 15 is International Angelman Day. The annual event is supported by over 30 International not-for-profit charitable organisations around the world, supporting people with Angelman Syndrome, their families, care givers, and service providers.

Our supporters, who each have a close connection to the Syndrome, take to social media to spread messages of support.
Hollywood Actor Colin Farrell (True Detective, Winters Tale) sends the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics a personal video message for International Angelman Day. Australian Actor Jai Courtney (Terminator Genisys, Divergent Series, A Good Day to Die Hard, Jack Reacher) calls for awareness for those who cannot speak for themselves on International Angelman Day.  Australian rock legend, Uncanny X-Men front man Brian Mannix puts out a personal call on International Angelman Day to help find a cure for his great niece and her Angelman Syndrome friends.

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