Hawthorn is proud to announce the third annual Dare to Hope match, which will take place during the club's blockbuster Easter Monday game against Geelong at the MCG.

The match will help raise much-needed awareness and funds for the 'Dare to Hope: Paul Dear Pancreatic Cancer Fund', which aims to carry on the legacy of Hawthorn great Paul Dear, who sadly passed away following a battle with pancreatic cancer in 2022.

Dear played 123 games in the brown and gold, culminating in his 1991 Norm Smith Medal performance, as the Hawks claimed the Premiership over West Coast at Waverley Park.

To mark the occasion on Easter Monday, the popular Bay to Hope will return for a second year. The sea of purple will be seen on the grass between Gates 2 and 3 in a bid to create awareness for the disease, while paying tribute to thousands of Australians who are impacted by pancreatic cancer each year. Find out more information here.

Meanwhile, a new initiative has seen the launch of Dare to Hope scarves, which have now been released and can be purchased here.

Hawks fans are encouraged to show their support and proudly wear a scarf on Easter Monday.

Pancreatic cancer is not as rare as you think.  Only 3 out of 10 pancreatic cancer patients survive the first year. Unlike other cancers, there is no early detection test, and for those confronted with a diagnosis, it can feel like hope is in short supply.

To learn more about the Dare to Hope message, click here.