2016 QANTASLINK PROSTATE CANCER LUNCHEON BREAKS RECORDS
The 2016 QantasLink It's A Bloke Thing Prostate Cancer Luncheon was held on 9 August 2016 at Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport.
522 people from across Australia attended with special guests Karl Stefanovic - Channel 9, Dr Peter Swindle - Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, James Morrison - International trumpet Player, Alan Joyce - Qantas CEO, Alastair McLeod - Celebrity Chef, Mick Doohan - Champion Motorbike Rider and Matt Golinski - Celebrity Chef.
The committee is pleased to annouce that $1.35 million was raised at the event with proceeds contributed to Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Qantaslink It's a Bloke Thing Education Roadshow facilitated by ManUp, Darling Downs Specialist Prosate Nurse and Toowoomba Hospital Foundation.
Every cent raised brings us a step closer to saving another life.
Prostate Cancer does not discriminate. Each year in Australia, almost 3,300 men from all walks of life die of prostate cancer. Around 20,000 new cases of Prostate Cancer are diagnosed in Australia every year. Often an ‘unspoken’ topic amongst men, in order to reduce these devastating statistics, early detection, treatment and awareness is key.
The inaugural It’s a Bloke Thing Prostate Cancer Luncheon was held in Toowoomba in 2011 and has since become an significant fundraising event benefiting various men’s health and research programs, which have included the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Toowoomba Hospital Foundation and Manup! Australia.
Together as a community we have raised $4.5 million since the event inception.
For further information please contact Lauren Hope, Round Square Marketing on 0427 865 377.