12 October 2018

John Strachan, PCFA State Manager - VIC/TAS and Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse Carla D’Amico at the Austin Health Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre with MotoGP fan James Doulis.

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is pleased to be announced as the Official Charity of the Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2018 for a second consecutive year.

With 20,000 men diagnosed every year, and one in seven men likely to be affected by prostate cancer, PCFA is encouraging fans, their families and friends to ‘Get Checked’ and talk with their GP at the event this year. 

PCFA CEO, Jane Endacott is thrilled to have the support of the AGPC in helping raise awareness amongst MotoGP™ fans.

“Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men, and the cause resonates with many fans who head down to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit each year,” Ms Endacott said.

“Regular health check-ups are vital in beating the disease.  Early detection is crucial in effectively fighting prostate cancer. Men over the age of 50, or 40 if they have a family history of prostate cancer, need to talk with their GP about prostate health,” she said.

Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO, Andrew Westacott, is proud to partner with PCFA for a second year and believes the cause is an incredibly important one for MotoGP™ fans.

“We look forward to supporting PCFA at the event this year, and we will be promoting the powerful message for fans, their friends and families to ‘get checked’ and raise awareness about this health issue,” he said.

MotoGP fan James Doulis was diagnosed with prostate cancer two weeks before Christmas in 2017.  As a motorbike racing enthusiast, James believes the partnership between AGPC and PCFA will help trigger Australian men to have a conversation about their own prostate cancer risk.

PCFA staff and volunteers will be collecting donations and selling merchandise across the event weekend.

All funds raised at the event will support PCFA’s awareness, nursing and research programs.

For tickets and more information about the Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2018 visit www.motogp.com.au.