Big Aussie Barbie Ambassador Matthew Hayden AM
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is once again fortunate to announce former Australian cricket legend Matthew Hayden AM as official Ambassador for the Big Aussie Barbie campaign for 2017.
Matthew has felt the effects of prostate cancer first hand with his dad Lawrie being diagnosed with the disease in 2010 stating "my whole family was effectively given a cancer diagnosis."
Matthew is proud to support the Big Aussie Barbie fundraiser initiative. "Prostate cancer continues to be a leading cause of death among Aussie blokes and Big Aussie Barbie is a fantastic opportunity for Australians to fundraise during the BBQ season to help change this tragic statistic for the 200,000 Aussie men and their families affected by prostate cancer." said Mr Hayden.
BBQ and your health
Remember to serve lean meats, fresh salads and vegetables and keep the consumption of processed meats and alcohol to a minimum.
Bowls Australia Bowls over the Barbie
Bowls Australia have thrown their support behind the Big Aussie Barbie campaign, by encouraging bowls clubs across the country to host BBQs for their members and local community. We are excited to work with Bowls Australia this year and thank them for their support having already raised $18,000 across 40 bowling clubs.
Big Aussie Barbie Success at Taren Point Bowls Club
Taren Point Bowls Club is just one of many clubs who got behind the campaign and organised a Big Aussie Barbie for their members and local community. "As Functions Coordinator, I decided that hosting a Big Aussie Barbie would be a fantastic idea for the club, as many of our previous fundraisers have been predominantly for women and children. We haven't really focused on men before. As a bowling club which has mostly male bowlers; we thought it would be great to highlight a disease that many of our members have been affected by personally or have known someone who has been affected by prostate cancer.
Everyone had a great time at our barbie, so we would definitely like to host one again! I think that all bowling clubs would benefit from hosting a Big Aussie Barbie as it's a great way to involve your members and get to know your local community, whilst supporting one of the most prominent men’s health issues in Australia." (Chanel Coombes, Functions Coordinator)