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DARWIN LUNCHEON RAISES OVER $200,000 FOR PROSTATE CANCER 28 Feb 2020

One of Australia’s biggest charity lunches - It’s A Bloke Thing (IABT) – returned to the Darwin Airport on Tuesday, February 25th 2020, raising over $200,000 to continue funding the regions only specialist Prostate Cancer nurse.

DARWIN TICKETS NOW ON SALE 16 Jan 2020

The highly anticipated Wagners It’s a Bloke thing Prostate Cancer Luncheon will return to Darwin on the 25 February 2020, being hosted by the Darwin Airport.

WHAT IS YOUR PSA NUMBER? 21 Nov 2019

If you're like many of the men that I have spoken to over the past six months, you won't know the answer to this question (and if you do - well done!). Do you know what a normal number is for you? These are two questions that I urge you to know the answer to.

BURNETT GROUP FUNDRAISER 30 Oct 2019

The It’s a Bloke Thing Foundation wishes to sincerely thank the Clermont community, in particular, John and Jan Burnett and their family who comprise the Burnett Group, for raising valuable funds for the Foundation in late September.

RUN WITH DAD - DARWIN 27 Sep 2019

Hundreds gathered for the Run with Dad Darwin Event earlier this September for the Father’s Day Charity Run to help raise awareness and funds to fight Prostate Cancer.

RUN WITH DAD - TOOWOOMBA 27 Sep 2019

An astonishing $22,500 was raised at the Run with Dad Toowoomba event on Sunday 1st September – helping support and fund Prostate Cancer education, research and care.

Over 300 people participated in the event by strapping on their shoes and completing the 5km run or walk.

WALTER'S STEAKHOUSE & BAR - MELBOURNE CUP 27 Sep 2019

We are excited to be the charity partner for this years Melbourne Cup event hosted by Walter’s Steakhouse, Brisbane. Help support Prostate Cancer and celebrate the race that stops the nation with fabulous food, wine and friends.

DAD'S DO DROP OFF 27 Sep 2019

A.B. Paterson College, Gold Coast recently hosted ‘Dad’s do Drop off’ – a breakfast event encouraging dads to take ownership of their prostate health.

NEW RECORD FOR TOOWOOMBA LUNCHEON 13 Sep 2019

The Toowoomba born, now nation-wide Wagners It’s a Bloke Thing Prostate Cancer Luncheon returned to the Wellcamp Airport on September 6th and yet again, was another record-breaking event. Raising an astounding $2,049,600 for Prostate Cancer!

GILBERTON OUTBACK RETREAT GIVE BACK! 09 Sep 2019

Gilberton Outback Retreat are proudly supporting the It’s A Bloke Thing Foundation by donating 10% of every direct booking made through the link below* to the It’s A Bloke Thing Foundation providing much needed education, research and care for Prostate Cancer!

10% of all sales purchased through this link will go directly to the It’s a Bloke Thing Foundation!

Click here: https://www.gilbertonoutbackretreat.com/itsablokething

INTRODUCING RUTH – IT’S A BLOKE THING EDUCATION PROGRAM FACILITATOR 11 Jul 2019

The Education Roadshow has been on the road these last couple of months! If you haven’t already heard of Ruth, she is our Education Program Facilitator.

Her involvement within this role includes educating men and women and raising awareness of prostate cancer/health in rural Australian communities – hence the name ‘Education Roadshow’.

LUNCHEON SERIES ARRIVES ON THE GLITTER STRIP 13 May 2019

The boys from the bush are at it again, this time bringing their signature event – the Wagners It’s A Bloke Thing Prostate Cancer Luncheon to the Gold Coast.

Following the same formula which has seen celebrity guests such as Keith Urban, Mick Doohan, Lee Kernaghan, Karl Stefanovic and Jeff Horn grace the IABT stage, the inaugural Gold Coast It’s a Bloke Thing event was a winner! Raising over $400,000 to fund the first Specialist Prostate Cancer nurse for the Gold Coast region.

A 300+ strong crowd were entertained by a variety of surprise guests including Australian singing legend - Daryl Braithwaite, athletic royalty – Joel Parkinson and Guy Andrews and iconic TV personality Ray Martin.

QUEENSLAND’S BIGGEST LUNCHEON RETURNED TO THE TERRITORY 31 Mar 2019

One of Australia’s biggest charity lunches - It’s A Bloke Thing (IABT) – returned to the Darwin Domestic Airport on Tuesday, March 5th.

Founded 9 years ago by a group of men in Toowoomba with a personal connection to the disease, the foundation’s annual events have raised over $8 million for research, education and care since inception.

Last year, the event crossed the border for the first time to the Northern Territory, with money raised from the inaugural event funding the first full-time specialist prostate cancer nurse in Darwin.

It's A Bloke Thing smashes fundraising targets 07 Sep 2018

THE It's A Bloke Thing luncheon has smashed its fundraising target, raising $2,024,000.
Chairman David Russell said the goal for the prostate cancer awareness event was to raise something higher than the $1.53 million raised last year.

Keith Urban performs at Toowoomba Luncheon 05 Sep 2018

Country music superstar Keith Urban has been unveiled as the special celebrity guest performing at the It's a Bloke Thing lunch.

His involvement in the luncheon comes as no surprise after organisers said the guest had a personal history with the prostate cancer awareness message the event spruiked.

BIG BUCKS FROM BUSH BOYS SET FOR DARWIN 30 Jan 2018

One of Australia’s biggest charity lunches - It’s A Bloke Thing (IABT) - is about to cross the border into the Northern Territory.

The boys from the bush on Queensland’s Darling Downs, who started the charity eight years ago and have raised more than six million dollars for education, care and research are excited to be expanding interstate.

TOOWOOMBA GOES BIG FOR CHARITY 16 Aug 2017

IN Toowoomba we like to do things big, preferably bigger than anyone else in the nation.

We've got the biggest road project, the Second Range Crossing; we've got the biggest (only) new airport in the nation in the past 40 years - and we've got the biggest fund-raising lunch in the nation.

LOOK WHO DROPPED IN TO LAUNCH IT'S A BLOKE THING LUNCH! 15 Aug 2017

UPDATE: RAY Martin, John Bertrand and Jeff Horn have been revealed as the special guests at today's It's A Bloke Thing charity lunch.

WALK THE TALK: CANCER SURVIVORS ON A LIFESAVING MISSION FOR MEN 11 Jul 2017

Jill and Brian Costello from ManUp! are saving lives.

The Queensland duo, both cancer survivors, will embark on a major four-week prostate cancer roadshow of the Western Downs this week. The first stop, Toowoomba.

CHILDREN URGED TO RUN, RIDE, RACE FOR PROSTATE RESEARCH 14 May 2017

CHILDREN as young as five are being urged to run and ride for research at the second annual Run Ride Race for Research charity event.

SIR GARFIELD LEAVES HIS ALL-ROUND MARK ON WORLD 08 Dec 2016

DEAN Jones tagged him the "$50 million man" but for Sir Garfield Sobers life on the world cricket stage was all about giving for your country.

KARL STEFANOVIC STEALS SHOW AT MILLION-DOLLAR FUNDRAISER 16 Aug 2016

WHEN Australian television's own larrikin Karl Stefanovic is in the room, you know you're in for a good time. Team him up with jazz legend James Morrison and Qantas Airways CEO Alan Joyce and you'll be in fits of laughter.

FIRST SPECIALIST PROSTATE NURSE FOR THE REGION 22 Apr 2016

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 prostate cancer nurse will start servicing Toowoomba and surrounding towns from May 9 this year.

WHEN LUNCH IS WORTH $1.13M 12 Aug 2015

Our blokes have done it again - raising more than $1 million with one lunch to fight prostate cancer.

Yesterday at Wellcamp Airport the Qantaslink It's A Bloke Thing prostate cancer lunch raised $1.13 million.

They set the bar high last year, raising $1.2 million.

IT'S A SHOE-IN FOR CHARITY 16 Jul 2015

Shoe addicts have the rare opportunity to raise money for cancer while they shop.

It's a Bloke Thing Foundation was given 540 pairs of women's European designer shoes from a boutique in Brisbane that was closing down.

BUSINESSMEN BARE IT TO RAISE CANCER AWARENESS 02 May 2015

Men might not be known for talking about their medical issues, but one group of leading Toowoomba businessmen is determined to change that.

And raise a lot of money in the process.

IT'S A BLOKE THING 2015 LAUNCH 01 May 2015

The 'It’s a Bloke Thing Prostate Cancer luncheon which benefits various men’s health and research programs was launched at the Brisbane West Wellcamp - Airport

ONE LUNCH... $1.2M RAISED 13 Aug 2014

The Toowoomba community is no stranger to digging deep, yet it was still a surprise when the annual Easternwell It's A Bloke Thing Foundation lunch broke records yesterday, raising in excess of $1.2 million.

RAISING FUNDS AND AWARENESS 01 Aug 2014

The annual It's a Bloke Thing Luncheon is preparing to break their own records with a goal to raise more than $500,000.

When John Wagner, the chairman of the 2013 It's A Bloke Thing luncheon, asked all men over the age of 40 to stand up at last year's event, there were more than a few confused looks shared.

IT'S A BLOKE THING CANCER FUNDRAISER TOPS $300,000 27 Aug 2013

ORGANISERS of a prostate cancer fundraising luncheon are ecstatic after the Toowoomba community contributed more than $300,000 to the cause.

It's a Bloke Thing Prostate Cancer Committee chairman Mark Crampton said 360 people filled the Picnic Point Function Centre today to listen to some inspirational guest speakers.

LUNCH RAISES $161,000 FOR CANCER 08 Aug 2012

A Toowoomba charity event has raised $161,000 for prostate cancer research.

The 2012 It's a Bloke Thing Prostate Cancer luncheon held at Picnic Point restaurant raised the money for the Mater Foundation and Toowoomba Hospital.