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A significant amount of our fundraising efforts are spent educating men and women while raising awareness of prostate health in rural Australian communities. Each year our Prostate Cancer Education Roadshow delivers critical information to rural communities, corporate organisations and public groups throughout regional Queensland, with our intention to eventually expand into NSW and the Northern Territory.
The program is very flexible but is typically presented in general community forums and workplaces – the roadshow has been attended by many work groups, often in remote locations including Glencore Mine, New Hope Group, Wagners and FKG Group. Our ambition is to also capture the attention of men and women working on the land, so keep your eye on your local newspaper and social media sites to see when we are coming to your region.
To continue to develop and deliver this program we rely heavily on the support of businesses and appreciate the funds provided by the It’s a Bloke Thing Foundation and our generous corporate sponsor Wagners. Support of any kind is greatly appreciated to ensure the longevity of this community initiative.
If you would like to have the roadshow in your area please send in a request.
- It was a fantastic opportunity to get the topic in the front and minds of our employees. Us blokes tend not want to talk about personal medical issues so it was great to see employees having general discussion around not just prostate cancer but health and general wellbeing. I believe your roadshow will continue to be a journey and driver to get the blokes to wake up to themselves and not be afraid to get tested and know their PSA Score. The small wallet sized cards that you handed out will certainly be a helpful reminder for me personally.
- It was our pleasure having you as our guest at Wagner Composite Fibre Technologies, it is always interesting and very warming when listening to a speaker that not only delivers the message well but also understands the importance of honing in on the respective crowd. For me personally I am 40 years of age and having sat in a session similar to this about three years ago got me thinking about my PSA’ score but that was about as far as it went, yesterday I called my local GP’ whom I have been with since birth and have booked an appointment to start the chat. I am sure this has prompted conversations and awareness in our workplace and will definitely be appreciated by all staff from CFT that you gave your time in speaking with the team regarding the “It’s A Bloke Thing” campaign.
- That was an awesome Talk and I know everyone got a lot out of it. I am Booked in for a PSA at 8am tomorrow when I get home. Just passing on my appreciation.
- Your presentation was by far one of the best we have ever had here on site being very informative, down to earth and able to really connect with all crew members. For any presentation to keep the crew talking about the topic all day, especially this topic, is no small feat. Hope fully you can keep up the great work and continue to connect with us, the most stubborn of genders, on such a touchy subject.
- I’d like to say thank you very much for your recent visit to Burdekin Shire Council staff. I have had so much positive feedback from staff, with some saying they have made appointments and also been to appointments, also guys following up on their scores.
- I just wanted to let you know that the presentation about prostate cancer was greatly appreciated. The presentation dismissed a lot of myths about the disease and highlighted the important things like the PSA test, getting it done every year and creating a baseline to compare your score. It was a very worthwhile presentation.
If you would like to book the Wagners It’s a Bloke Thing Prostate Cancer Roadshow to visit your business or if you would like to attend a session please contact our Education Program Facilitator Ruth Logan -
Ph: 0417 739 166
Ruth Logan, our Education Program Facilitator, comes from a rural upbringing and has had personal experience with family members diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. Coming to It’s a Bloke Thing with this background means Ruth is passionate about taking the Prostate Health message to the wider community. She also has extensive experience working as an Allied Health Practitioner both in private practice and managing the delivery of Corporate Health programs. Ruth particularly enjoys the challenge of translating medical science and jargon into health messages using everyday language that blokes relate to and can understand. Her goal is to encourage men to be more responsible for managing their health, in particular their Prostate Health.