How's your prostate mate?
Did you know nine Australian men die of prostate cancer every single day?
Or that each year 20,000 more will receive a new diagnosis?
Or that 1 in 5 Aussie men will suffer from prostate cancer by the age of 85?
They’re alarming statistics and each is a powerful reason why the Insurance Advisernet Foundation recently made a $10,000 donation to support the ongoing research, awareness and support programs run by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA). These include the PCFA’s annual ‘Big Aussie Barbie’ which aims to raise an additional $1 million for prostate health initiatives in 2016.
The PCFA is a broad-based community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia. They are dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families, recognising the needs and diversity of the wider Australian community. As always it requires resources for the PCFA to deliver on this important promise, which is why Insurance Advisernet is proud to be able to play a small but important part in their continued efforts.
“Prostate cancer is something that will affect almost all Australians, either directly or indirectly, over the course of their lives,” said Insurance Advisernet Foundation Chairman, Ian Carr. “It’s certainly touched the lives of many people within the IA family over the past two decades, which is why I can’t think of a more worthy organisation for us to be supporting. I’d encourage everyone to do what they can to support the PCFA too.”
Are you at risk?
All Australian men over the age of 50 – or 40 if they have a family history of prostate cancer – should talk to their doctor about testing for prostate cancer as part of their annual health check-up. If that sounds like you, do it now. If it’s your dad, husband, partner, brother or son, or even just a friend, give them a nudge. They may be very glad you did.
To find out more about prostate health or the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, please visit www.prostate.org.au today.