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 on Friday May 10th.
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 huge success!
2019's event raised over $400,000 to introduce the first Specialist Prostate Cancer Nurse on the Gold Coast.
The 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 in their plight to raise much needed funds.
Regional lunch Chairman, Dean Adams, is passionate about the cause and the strong message promoted by the Foundation.
“As a male in the key age bracket for this disease, understanding the symptoms and helping to spread the message to friends and family is so important. I had attended the Toowoomba luncheon event in 2018 and was astounded by the incredible support for the cause in the room and felt my home town of the Gold Coast was the perfect setting to host a luncheon” Dean said.
It’s a Bloke Thing Foundation Chairman, Michael Hubbard was extremely excited for the event to be launching on the Gold Coast where the conversation around men’s health will take centre stage, for the sake of saving lives.
“Each year our committee’s objective is to grow awareness of this disease and raise much needed money for research into a cure. We aim to educate and encourage men to have regular tests as early detection and treatment is key. Our key pillars are focused around research, education and care.” Mr Hubbard said.
“We were shocked to learn that the Gold Coast didn’t have a Specialist Prostate Cancer Nurse for a city of its size and immediately started speaking with our long-term partner Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia about fundraising and implementation” Mr Hubbard added.
The Gold Coast event will return in 2020 - bigger and better!