Big Aussie Barbie raises over $750

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, together with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia raised more than $750 at the Big Aussie Barbie hosted on Saturday at Bass Hill Plaza.

“Thank you to everyone who joined us at my own Big Aussie Barbie on Saturday and helped to raise more than $750 for prostate cancer. This is a great community effort. Prostate cancer affects so many people in our community, everyday 9 Australian men die from prostate cancer, it is important that events like this raise awareness and funds to fight this terrible disease,” Mr Clare said.

“This month is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and as part of that the Prostate Cancer Awareness Foundation is encouraging all of us to organise a “Big Aussie Barbie” to raise awareness of prostate cancer and to raise funds to help the 120,000 Australian men and their families who are currently living with prostate cancer.”

Associate Professor Anthony Lowe, CEO of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia said prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia.  54 Australian men are diagnosed every day and it is estimated that 200,000 Australian men and their families are currently living with the disease.

“The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is committed to minimising the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families, recognising the diversity of the Australian community. Funds raised by the Big Aussie Barbie campaign go towards our programs in research awareness and support,” Professor Lowe said.

“If you want to run your own Big Aussie Barbie or just get more information then go to – You might just save your life,” Mr Clare said.

Issued: Monday, 21 September 2015

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