Bulldogs and Warriors to face off for The Jenny Souris Foundation NRL Round

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The Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs will be taking on the New Zealand Warriors in The Jenny Souris Foundation NRL Round on Friday, May 12 at Sydney’s Accor Stadium for a 6pm kick off.

The match will aim to raise awareness about the work the foundation is doing in the field of breast cancer support, and generate funds to continue it’s work.

The Jenny Souris Foundation is supported by Major Partner, M&J Chickens, and the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs. M&J Chickens has donated its jersey sponsorship spot to The Jenny Souris Foundation.

Maria Souris, daughter of Jenny Souris and founding member of the Jenny Souris Foundation, encouraged everyone to attend the round.

“Our family, and in particular mum (Jenny), has always had a strong connection with our Greek heritage and the Greek Australian community,” Maria said.

“Even before the foundation was set up, mum and dad would always go above and beyond to help those in need whenever possible whether it be privately or through M&J and regardless of their own challenges and struggles. 

“We’re very proud to continue to do this work through the foundation with the support of M&J Chickens and the Bulldogs. We would love the community to support us by attending The Jenny Souris Round or if they can’t make it, then donate directly to help us continue achieving mum’s vision.”

Members of The Jenny Souris Foundation and Bulldogs players.

Match details:

  • Attend the match: https://bit.ly/3nyUyJk
  • Show your support by purchasing Jenny Souris Foundations Pins: Available at the match. 
  • Donate and Give Hope: https://www.jsf.org.au/donate/
  • Monies raised will go towards families and individuals that need urgent financial support to receive critical health care.
  • Friday, May 12 at Sydney’s Accor Stadium for a 6pm kick off.

What is The Jenny Souris Foundation?

The Jenny Souris Foundation was established in February 2021 in honour of the late Jenny Souris.

Jenny Souris was an exceptional woman, a beautiful soul, and a true humanitarian who when she loved, loved deeply. She was selfless, caring, giving and forgiving. Jenny was the closest example of what a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend could be. 

Jenny’s life was tragically cut short. She passed away in May 2020 at just 63 years of age after enduring a long battle with metastatic breast cancer and chronic myeloid leukemia. Jenny battled illness for 10 years and credits these precious extra years to a team of wonderful doctors and health professionals and, of course, a strong will to survive.

Living 10 years with life-threatening illnesses doesn’t come without its financial restraints. One of the most disturbing parts of this journey for Jenny, was that she was gifted her extra years because of her financial ability to fund any treatment that was offered to her. It was bittersweet for Jenny as her concern was always with those who did not have access to the level of care afforded to her. Family and friends vividly recall the anguish Jenny experienced when speaking about how blessed she was in being able to receive the care she did when others couldn’t because they simply couldn’t afford it. 

Upon Jenny’s passing, family and friends wanted to pay tribute to the incredible woman Jenny was. The plan that emerged was to establish a legacy that was a testament to the love, care, and compassion she personified. Our goal in establishing the Jenny Souris Foundation is to be able to provide funding for families and individuals that need access to health care yet are experiencing financial obstacles.

Event details: Friday, May 12 at Sydney’s Accor Stadium for a 6pm kick off.

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