September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is asking Australia to get involved and help create awareness and raise the much-needed funds to help in the fight against prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in Australia with almost 20,000 diagnoses and close to 3,500 deaths each year.
We encourage all men over 50 – or over 40 if you have a family history - to talk with your GP about your prostate health. Prostate cancer testing can be a complex subject, that’s why we recommend that you talk with your GP about what is best for you.
What You Can Do To Help Spread The Word
We are utilising social media channels this September to encourage men to have a health check and talk to their doctor about prostate cancer. If you or people you know are active on social media this is an easy way to take part.
Version 1: share your personal experience (for men aged 50 up or 40 up with a family history)
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Prostate cancer hits about 1 in 7 Aussie men. I've booked my GP appointment – this September PCFA urges you over 50s to book one too #GetChecked #PCFA
Version 2: Help Spread the Word
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Prostate cancer is real. Around 1 in 7 Aussie men get it. In September PCFA urges men over 50 (or 40 if it's in the family) to book a GP appointment #GetChecked #PCFA
Looking For More Ideas?
- September is also a great time to book an Ambassador speaker to help raise awareness with your friends, work colleagues, club or local community members. To learn more visit PCFA Ambassador Program or phone 1800 22 00 99.
- We have a number of events across Australia organised by PCFA or by our partners and community. To find out more on these events visit here. If you are organising an event, or know of events in your area, let us know and we can add them to this page to assist in promoting the great work in the community. As always, we are able to provide evidence-based resources to distribute at events.
- If you are living with prostate cancer, please consider joining a support group or the PCFA Online Community. Sharing your experiences with other people in a similar situation can be a great source of support. To find out more please go here: pcfa.org.au/support or here: onlinecommunity.pcfa.org.au
- To support the vital work of Prostate Cancer Foundation you can Donate Now or join one of these great events:
Play For Purpose Charity Lottery (Across Australia)
Biggest Ever Blokes Lunches (Across Australia)
Australian Superbike Championship (VIC)
Light Up Brisbane (QLD)
Run for Dad Bendigo 2018 (VIC)
It's a Bloke Thing 2018 (QLD)
It's a Bloke Thing Luncheon - Major Raffle (Across Australia)
Prostate Cancer Consumer Forum (VIC)
Living well with prostate cancer (WA)
Brisbane Valley Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch (QLD)
Prostate Cancer Expo Leederville (WA)
BrisHOG Scavenger Hunt (QLD)
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival (NSW)
Outback 4WD Adventure (NSW, QLD)
Bumpers by the Bay (VIC)