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  • did you know

    3,300 Australian men a year die from prostate cancer.

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    20,000 Australian men a year receive a new diagnosis.

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    In the early stages of prostate cancer, there may be no symptoms

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    Many conditions can affect the prostate. Don't automatically assume you have cancer

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    Men over 50 years of age, or 40 years if they have a family history of prostate cancer, should talk to their doctor about being tested as part of their annual health check

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What is prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer occurs when abnormal cells develop in the prostate. These abnormal cells can continue to multiply in an uncontrolled way and sometimes spread outside the prostate into nearby or distant parts of the body.

Prostate cancer is generally a slow growing disease and the majority of men with low grade prostate cancer live for many years without symptoms and without it spreading and becoming life-threatening. However, high grade disease spreads quickly and can be lethal. Appropriate management is key.

How does PCFA help?
Over 20,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in Australia each year. It kills more men each year than breast cancer kills women, yet it has relatively low awareness and funding.

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is working hard to change this by raising awareness, conducting research, and providing information and support to men and their families affected by prostate cancer. By making yours a Big Aussie Barbie, you can help us raise over $1M to go towards these invaluable programs.

A Message from Big Aussie Barbie Ambassador Matthew Hayden
"Let’s raise $1 million to help men like my father to survive prostate cancer."

You can host a barbie with your friends at home, your colleagues at work or even get the whole community involved with a barbie at your local school or sports club. So, whatever the event, make yours a Big Aussie Barbie.

Follow these four steps to hosting a sizzling Big Aussie Barbie:

Choose your day to host a barbie. Activate your online supporter page through Everyday Hero. You can personalise it with your photo and keep people up to date with your blog.

Invite your guests. You can do this through emails or social media. You can also include a link to your online supporter page so those who can't attend can still make a donation.

Have fun! You could make your barbie even more fun by holding a raffle or games with an entry fee to raise more funds to make a difference to men, their partners and families affected by prostate cancer.

Bank any offline donations. Any cash donations that you raise can still be banked through your online supporter page. Simply bank the funds you raise and make a donation for the same amount to your online page.

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STATE LOCATION DATE
QLD King George Square, Brisbane Wednesday, 2nd September
VIC Treasury Gardens, Melbourne Thursday, 3rd September
SA The East End, Adelaide Friday, 4th September
WA Central Park, Perth Friday, 4th September
NSW Wynyard Park, Sydney Thursday, 10th September
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Location & Date Contact Email Phone
Bairnsdale (27th February) Bob Yeates bobyeates@eastvicmedia.com.au 0407 521 117
Latrobe Valley (22nd May) Ian Nethercote inether@netspeace.net.au 0418 513 808
Pakenham (31st July) Gary Howe garry.howe@starnewsgroup.com.au 0407 203 525
Shepparton (21st August) Allyson Powell allysonp@mbmgroup.com.au 0407 203 525
Ballarat (21st August) Rachel Gleeson rgleeson@premierpr.com.au 5337 7037
Wagga (4th September) Graham Gorrel ggorrel@bigpond.com (02) 6922 4241
Echuca (9th October ) Dick Phillips dp.echuca@bigpond.com.au 0458 802 211
Mildura (9th October ) Glenn Robinson gr@sunraysiadaily.com.au 0458 802 211
Baw Baw (23rd October) Michael Grogan bbbigblokes@gmail.com 0417 581 991 
Bendigo (27th November) Julie Batey Julie.batey@bendigopublishing.com.au 5440 2515 
Kingston-Hobart (to be confirmed) Stuart Heather stu@kchronicle.com.au 0428 458 638 
Tickets: 6229 3655
Bairnsdale (27th February)
Bob Yeates
bobyeates@eastvicmedia.com.au
0407 521 117
Latrobe Valley (22nd May)
Ian Nethercote
inether@netspeace.net.au
0418 513 808
Pakenham (31st July)
Gary Howe
garry.howe@starnewsgroup.com.au
0407 203 525
Shepparton (21st August)
Allyson Powell
allysonp@mbmgroup.com.au
0407 203 525
Ballarat (21st August)
Rachel Gleeson
rgleeson@premierpr.com.au
5337 7037
Wagga (4th September)
Graham Gorrel
ggorrel@bigpond.com
(02) 6922 4241
Echuca (9th October )
Dick Phillips
dp.echuca@bigpond.com.au
0458 802 211
Mildura (9th October )
Glenn Robinson
gr@sunraysiadaily.com.au
0458 802 211
Baw Baw (23rd October)
Michael Grogan
bbbigblokes@gmail.com
0417 581 991 
Bendigo (13th November)
Julie Batey
Julie.batey@bendigopublishing.com.au
5440 2515 
Kingston-Hobart (to be confirmed)
Stuart Heather
stu@kchronicle.com.au
0428 458 638 
Tickets: 6229 3655