Our Patron

Solaris Cancer Care is honoured to have Justin Langer AM as our patron.

Justin was motivated to become involved with the organisation after a first-hand experience of the difference SolarisCare’s Cancer Support Centres make to those living with cancer.

“SolarisCare is an amazing organisation but, in the last few months, I’ve realised just how important they are – my mother was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and has found the SolarisCare centre to be invaluable.”

“When it actually comes close to home and I see my mum go through traditional medicine and also see the integration between mainstream and complementary therapies that SolarisCare provides, I can really understand the enormous impact that SolarisCare can have.

Langer was appointed Head Coach of both the Warriors and Perth Scorchers in November 2012 for the remainder of the 2012-13 summer and a further three seasons. Langer served as batting coach with the Australian team for three years. He took on the role shortly after ending his playing career with Somerset at the 2009 Champions League Twenty20 in India.

One of the greats of WA cricket, Langer played 118 first-class matches in 17 seasons and scored 9951 runs at 51.03, with 39 50s and 29 100s. He retired as the highest run-scorer for WA in first class cricket and was also the first WA player to reach 100 one-day matches for the State, scoring 3374 domestic runs at 38.78.

Langer represented his country in 105 Test matches, scoring 7696 runs at an average of 45.27, with 23 100s and 30 50s. He bowed out of international cricket on the highest possible note after playing a major role in Australia’s five-nil Ashes whitewash of England in 2006-07. A proud and passionate West Australian, Langer played in two Sheffield Shield wins with the Warriors, captained a domestic one-day title-winning team, and took out the Gold Cup for the State’s most outstanding cricketer at all levels on three occasions.