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Former Newcastle Knight Marc Glanville will take part in the Stars of Newcastle event at the end of June in an effort to raise much needed funds for the Cancer Council.

Stars of Newcastle is a dancing event incorporating local celebrities and businesses who will put on their dancing shoes to shimmy and shuffle their way to stardom and raise vital funds for Cancer Council NSW.

Over the next few weeks, Glanville as well as the other ‘Stars’ will work with a professional dance instructor to learn a dance routine and fundraise for Cancer Council NSW.

The Stars will then take to the stage on Saturday June 25 at Wests Leagues Club in New Lambton, performing their routines for a panel of esteemed judges.

The Stars of Newcastle Dance For Cancer is in its second year and will see our local stars shine on stage competing for judge and audience votes.

Proceeds will contribute to local Cancer Council support services, to directly help those living with cancer in the Hunter Community. These services include the Cancer Information Centre at the Cavalry Mater Hospital, free transport to cancer treatment, in home help, access to financial, legal and emotional support as well as funding a number of prevention programs and world-class research projects.

Glanville, who was born and raised in Wagga Wagga, joined the Newcastle Knights in their first year, 1988, and played 10 seasons with the club. His tenure included 188 first grade games, winning the Players Player of the Year award, a then record three times, as well as playing in the Knights’ first ever victorious Grand Final team in 1997.

This was Glanville’s last game for the club and he has since been made a life member of the Knights. He finished his career in the English Super League playing two seasons with the Leeds Rhinos.

Glanville has a Master’s Degree in Marketing from Newcastle University and he is currently employed with the Australian Drug Foundation as the Good Sports Northern NSW Regional Manager.

He has chosen to take part in the 'Stars of Newcastle Dance For Cancer' because he has been touched by cancer throughout his life. He lost his mother to breast cancer in 1984 and his mother-in-law and sister-in-law have both recently overcome their battles with breast cancer. One of his uncles also passed away from cancer as he had suffered both prostate and lung cancer. Glanville is an ambassador for the Hunter Prostate Cancer Alliance.

Representatives from the Cancer Council will conduct a bucket collection for donations for Glanville’s Star of Newcastle fund on Monday night at Hunter Stadium during the Knights’ match against the  Parramatta Eels game.

Newcastle Knights Members and fans are encouraged to support the well-known former Knight to raise funds for this important cause. For more information or to pledge support, CLICK HERE.