14 September 2023

Since 1972, the Beaumaris Lions Club has been diligently serving the community – so it’s no surprise that they’re also committed to supporting local men impacted by prostate cancer.

The Club, which meets regularly at the Mentone RSL, has donated over $24,000 to PCFA over the past eight years to help fund research and education into prostate cancer.

This includes a generous $5,000 donation to the cause earlier this month to help drive more funding into services that save lives.

A cheque was presented by the Club’s Publicity Officer Bruce Head to Bayside-Kingston Prostate Cancer Support Group Convenor Alan White, who also presented to the group about prostate cancer.

Mr Head is a prostate cancer survivor, along with several members of the Club, and said they understood the importance of men having regular health check-ups to ensure early detection of prostate cancer.

PCFA CEO Anne Savage said with 1 in 5 men diagnosed with prostate cancer by age 85, support was instrumental to saving lives.

“We know that many local families are facing prostate cancer right now and will need special care and support, so we’re extremely grateful for the ongoing support of the Beaumaris Lions Club,” she said.

“In the Inner South Melbourne region which includes Beaumaris, over 4,500 men are living with prostate cancer, and over 340 are newly diagnosed each year.

“Through community support, we can continue to fund local nurses, our prostate cancer counselling service, awareness and information packs, and importantly, research into new treatments.

“We are proud to work with champions in the local community to make this happen and ensure these men are supported.”

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