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Ride, Run, Race for Research presented by Colliers International

The Run Ride Race for Research is the first and largest multi-sport event to be held in the Toowoomba region with the event aiming to raise over $50,000 for the It's A Bloke Thing Prostate Cancer Luncheon.

The goal of the event is to not only add valuable dollars to Prostate Cancer research but also encourage men to talk about their health with other men, their partners and families.

Please visit www.rrr4research.com.au for further information.

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A Prostate Cancer Nurse for the Toowoomba Region




Prostate cancer patients who live in rural South West Queensland will no longer need to travel to Brisbane for specialist care and treatment.  The region's first ever specialist ManUp! nurse will start servicing Toowoomba and surrounding towns from May 9 this year.  

The nursing program has been jointly-funded by It's A Bloke Thing Foundation (IABT) and ManUp!  The program has been running nationally for three years in other parts of Australia and is hoped to be long term for the Toowoomba region.   

The 2016 IABT Foundation chairman Mr John Wagner, a prostate cancer survivor, says "it makes sense some of the funds raised through local support were put back into the community.  Not all men in rural Australia have the means to travel to capital cities for treatment. It can be a very stressful time not only for the men but the families and we hope this nurse will be able to support them through treatment options and beyond,” he said.  

The Toowoomba nurse will be based two days a week at Toowoomba Hospital, two days a week at St Andrew’s Toowoomba Hospital and one day in the catchment area of 170,000 men, which includes Toowoomba, Kingaroy, Cunnamulla, Charleville, Quilpie, Moree, Tenterfield and Taroom.

The joint IABT and ManUp! contribution for the program is $150,000/year for three years.

For more information on ManUp! Prostate Cancer Nurses, please visit www.manupaustralia.org.au/our_nurses



'Qantaslink It's a Blokes Thing' Education Roadshow


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The IABT Foundation supports the 'QantasLink It's a Bloke Thing' Education Roadshow​ presented by ManUp!  The goal of the roadshow is to raise the publics 'brand awareness' for prostate cancer, its detection, its treatment and the need for a program that offers support to men living with prostate cancer.  This year, the 'QuantasLink It's a Bloke Thing' Education Roadshow will visit approximately 62 regional and rural communities and will cover more then 25,000km.

P​rostate Cancer is Australia’s most commonly diagnosed male cancer and the second leading cause of cancer rated death.  Sadly, more men will die today of prostate cancer than women will of breast cancer.  There is no way to prevent prostate cancer, however early detection through systematic screening can identify disease long before symptoms arise.  Early stage prostate cancer is treatable and curable.

It is only through awareness and education that prostate cancers will be detected at an earlier, more treatable stage. 

Fore more information, please visit www.manupaustralia.org.au.


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