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LOOK SIZZLING IN OUR BIG AUSSIE BARBIE APRON

Big Aussie Barbie aprons are selling fast so don't forget to purchase yours here. Our merch packs include an apron, balloons and stickers so both you and your barbie will look sizzling!

DON'T TAKE A PUNT ON YOUR HEALTH

This year UBET is proudly supporting PCFA and our Big Aussie Barbie campaign by inviting UBET outlets across Australia to host a Big Aussie Barbie in their local community to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer.

Several UBET barbies have already taken place, including the successful BBQ hosted by Bob Vaughan at Moorooka TAB in Tarragindi QLD.

BEAUMARIS' BIG AUSSIE BARBIE BREAKFAST-BRUNCH

Beaumaris Motor Yacht Squadron hosted their second annual Big Aussie Barbie Breakfast-Brunch in September raising over $10,000 for prostate cancer. Commodore Ross Popplewell commented that, "It's become all too common within our 600 mostly male club members being diagnosed or sadly dying from prostate cancer so we wanted to make a difference for all Aussie Blokes and their families affected by this terrible disease and encourage other clubs to join Big Aussie Barbie."

The Club attracted a team of key sponsors and supporters, including major sponsor, Bicycle Superstore, with lots of prizes and family entertainment to ensure attendees enjoyed a fun-filled morning with a tasty breakfast-brunch.

TEAM EFFORT AT KANE CONSTRUCTIONS

Kane Constructions Pty Ltd recently held a hugely successful Big Aussie Barbie fundraiser, raising over $10,000. All the Kane sites across Victoria got involved and hosted a barbie, with the RACV Cape Schanck Team (pictured) being the highest fundraisers.

The generous Directors at Kane matched every dollar raised, helping Kane to become one of the top Big Aussie Barbie teams this year so far. Matched funding is a great way to maximise fundraising at your workplace so consider asking your employer if they can match fund your barbie proceeds.

HIRE A HUBBY

Hire a Hubby hosted a Big Aussie Barbie in October as part of their amazing ongoing support of PCFA. The barbie was a wonderful success, and a great evening was enjoyed by all. Organiser, Neil Gibbins, from Hire a Hubby Gladesville praised the fantastic support received from local businesses, "We enjoyed pizzas provided by PizzaEvent.com.au and a BBQ supported by Boronia Park Bakehouse. We ran a raffle giving away prizes donated by Sengled and Signarama Gladesville."

Hire a Hubby is just one of the many wonderful workplaces that are holding Big Aussie Barbies this year – hosting a barbie is a great way to get your colleagues together and raise funds and awareness of prostate cancer at the same time.

THIRD BIG AUSSIE BARBIE FOR TONY PASIN MP

Tony Pasin MP, Federal Member for Barker, hosted his third Big Aussie Barbie this year. Together with the assistance of the Limestone Coast Prostate Cancer Support Group, Tony set up his barbie in front of his Mount Gambier office, with an information stand and entertainment by special guest, James Morrison.

GENESIS CANCER CARE QUEENSLAND

Genesis Cancer Care held two Big Aussie Barbies at their Wesley and Chermside Departments in Queensland this October, raising fantastic funds and awareness of prostate cancer.

"We wanted to host a Big Aussie Barbie for PCFA because we at Genesis Cancer Care are compassionate about what we do and are committed to doing our part in finding a CURE for prostate cancer. Our barbie was held in the courtyard, 50 burger patties were flipped and staff enjoyed in a fresh bun with all the trimmings - pineapple, fresh lettuce & tomato, choice of 2 cheeses, sauces and relish. Staff from the multidisciplinary team enjoyed sinking their teeth in the juicy burgers and made generous donations." - Tai Nguyen, Wesley Department.

ROCKHAMPTON HOSPITAL BIG AUSSIE BARBIE

Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse, Judy Cornick, and the Central Queensland Prostate Support and Awareness Group hosted a Big Aussie Barbie at Rockhampton Hospital in September.

Judy was the first Specialist Prostate Nurse in Rockhampton, and is among 46 Australia wide - a service which is crucial to the treatment and recovery of patients with prostate cancer.

Judy's Big Aussie Barbie was a great success, raising fantastic funds and awareness of prostate cancer as part of International Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

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)

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