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Ride to Support Prostate Health

2017 I Will Survive Prostate Cancer Awareness Fundraiser is an initiative created by Victorian Harley Davidson Riders Social Group (VHDRSG) and Victorian Motorcycle Riders Social Group (VMRSG).

A fundraising motorcycle ride will begin from Harley Heaven Ringwood at 9am (for 10am) and finish at the Manhatten Hotel in Ringwood where there will be live music, stalls, “show & shine” and other entertainment.

There are two Parts to the event:

  1. Group Ride / Cruise – 9am
  2. Main Event (Manhatten Hotel) – 12pm

For details visit here.

 

EJ Whitten Foundation in the Community

The E.J. Whitten Foundation through its community program “It’s Time To Test” is encouraging everyone to get fit and stay healthy this summer.

The “It’s Time To Test” community program has reached over 144,000 people and is leading the way for better health and a better lifestyle for many men and their families.

We have visited over 500 grass roots clubs, carried out 540 men’s health tests and spent over 113 hours in the community talking to people to ensure they take charge of their health.

The result is that small changes are leading to a healthier and happier life. In some instances, lives are actually being saved through early diagnoses of men’s health issues.

Use the summer-time to take charge of your health.

Get a group of mates together, start a summer fitness campaign and visit your GP for a health check-up and plan.

It’s Time To Test.

 

 

 

E.J. Whitten Foundation Promotes Men’s Health

The month of September was Prostate Health Awareness Month and it was a very busy start to Spring for the EJ Whitten Foundation.

Scott Cummings tears away from a jet-lagged Campbell Brown

We kicked off the AFL’s September Celebration of Footy Finals with the Chemist Warehouse E.J. Whitten Legends Game on 1 September. The game was once again a highly engaging and entertaining spectacle. Captain of the Victorian team, Jonathan Brown, kicked the winning goal after the siren by threading a drop punt through the middle of the “sticks” despite being at an “impossible” 180 degree angle.

See the goal after the siren here: http://bit.ly/2ysZ2G0

Grand Final Week was another big week in September for the Foundation. Matty Mayne chopped off his beloved Mullet that he had been grooming for over 3 years to raise awareness and over $10,000 in funds for Men’s Health.

Dipper “Mows the Mullet” of Matty Mayne who raised over $10,000 for Men’s Health

The E.J. Whitten TAB Grand Final Lunch was another great day with 4x Premiership player Jarryd Roughead picking the Tigers for the win. His fellow premiership panelists Jimmy Bartel, and Brent Harvey weren’t so confident, and of course AFLW Adelaide Crows premiership player Abbey Holmes tipped the Crows men to match the success AFLW Crows team earlier in the year.

Premiership Panelists Jarryd Roughead and Jimmy Bartel 

The busy period concluded with the AFL Masters in Geelong where the “Time to Test” campaign was promoted to the 803 male participants in the carnival. The Townsville Sharks got right behind the cause raising funds and awareness in FNQ and during the Masters Carnival.

AFL Masters Townsville Sharks

We now enter Spring Racing Carnival before embarking on a summer of Ashes Cricket, Australian Open Tennis, A-League Soccer, Big Bash T20, Nitro Athletics and other exciting summer sports.

The message as always from the E.J. Whitten Foundation is look after your health as we want you to have a happy and healthy spring and summer with your families.

 

 

 

Check out some of the photos from our busy month of events in September.

September Events

TAB Grand Final Lunch

Roughead, Harvey, Bartel support Grand Final Lunch

Celebrate September with the E.J. Whitten Foundation

AFL stars Jarrod RougheadBrent HarveyJimmy Bartel and AFLW and Channel 7 Commentator Abbey Holmes are all premiership winning players who will provide the attendees of the lunch with a tremendous insight into what it is like for a player in the build up to a Grand Final. To add to this talent, we will also be joined by the hilarious Sam Kekovich, part of the famous Ron Barrassi coached 1975 North Melbourne Premiership team, and key note speaker George McNeil who was banned from running in the Olympics while he held the title of the “fastest man in the world!”

 

Book your AFL Grand Final Lunch Tickets Now

Book your tickets now to ensure you don’t miss out on one of AFL Grand Final Week’s finest traditions. 

Secure your spot to the 2017 E.J. Whitten Foundation AFL Grand Final Lunch now

Or call 1300 Whitten to secure your table now

Details of the lunch are:

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Venue: Atlantic, 161 Harbour Esplanade Docklands, Victoria

Individual Ticket  $ 295.00
Table of 10  $ 2,950.00

All Stars Coach Wayne Carey looking for every inch of advantage in the E.J. Whitten Legends Game

All Stars Coach Wayne Carey has turned to Hollywood for inspiration ahead of his coaching role in the E.J. Whitten Legends Game.

Carey, a dual Premiership Captain and 7 time All-Australian has been warned by All Star Captain Luke Darcy to “dial-back” the intensity ahead of this Friday’s game at Etihad Stadium. But Carey’s ‘Shinboner’ Spirit has taken over, and he has been drawing on the performance of Hollywood legend Al Pacino in “Any Given Sunday” to assist him in delivering his motivational orations to his All Stars team.

North Melbourne has produced a long line of motivational coaches including Barrassi, Kennedy, Blight and Pagan.

The E.J. Whitten Legends Game will be played at Etihad Stadium on Friday 1 September and is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the E.J. Whitten Foundation.

Tickets for the Chemist Warehouse EJ Whitten Legends Game are available to purchase via ticketmaster.com.au or afl.com.au/legendsgame or to donate simply click on the donate button on our home page.

  

Brent ‘Boomer” Harvey to join strong Roos contingent in EJ Whitten Legends Game

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 27: Brent Harvey of the Kangaroos thanks fans after his final Melbourne game.

AFL games record holder Brent “Boomer” Harvey will join a strong contingent of North Melbourne champions lining up in a star-studded EJ Whitten Legends Game on Friday night.
While Wayne Schwass and Martin Pike have played in the charity match previously, all eyes will be on Brent Harvey who returns to Etihad Stadium, where he dominated across 169 outings during his career.
Harvey and Schwass are in the Victorian team, alongside Nick Dal Santo, while Pike is among an All-Stars squad featuring Peter Bell, Cameron Mooney and coach Wayne Carey.

 

2017 Chemist Warehouse E.J. Whitten Legends Game

The 2017 Chemist Warehouse EJ Whitten Legends Game was launched today ahead of the Foundation’s blockbuster event taking place on Friday 1 September at Etihad Stadium.

E.J. Whitten CEO, Nick Holland said “the Foundation is thrilled to be partnering with Chemist Warehouse for the 2017 Legends Game. Chemist Warehouse is a great organisation and the brand has strong alignment with the Foundation’s men’s health awareness program.”

The launch saw the return of Jonathan Brown as captain the Victorian Team and Luke Darcy making his debut as captain of the All Stars in 2017

The Legends Game is played each year to commemorate the memory of Ted Whitten Snr but more importantly it is played to promote men’s health awareness with a specific focus on Prostate Cancer, a disease that kills 3,300 Australian men each year

Executive Director and Founder Ted Whitten said “through the Foundation’s Time to Test awareness campaign the Legends Game provides a great platform for men to take a leadership position with their friends and family in regards to their general health and wellbeing. It is fantastic to see that through increased education and awareness men are now encouraging each other to manage their health and are engaging in conversation more than ever before.”

The Chemist Warehouse E.J. Whitten Legends Game is one of the many annual fundraising and awareness events conducted by the Foundation that plays a vital role in the fight against Prostate Cancer.

We are encouraging everyone to come and support on September 1, get your tickets and get to the game for an enjoyable and entertaining evening and to see Legends of the game like Jonathan Brown and Luke Darcy battle out a State of Origin challenge.

The Chemist Warehouse EJ Whitten Legends Game will be broadcast live nationally from 19:30 AEST on Channel 7, 7mate and Fox Footy. Telstra will also stream the match live via the AFL Live App. Last year’s game was watched by just under 1 million viewers nationally making it the 5th highest rating AFL fixture in 2016.

General admission tickets only $21 adult, $16 concession, $6 children.  Corporate function only $190 includes two course meal & drink with level 1 reserved seating.

Tickets for the Chemist Warehouse EJ Whitten Legends Game are available to purchase via ticketmaster.com.au or afl.com.au/legendsgame from today, Friday 21 July, 2017.

Donations to the E.J. Whitten Foundation can save lives

With 3 days remaining until the end of the 2016-17 financial year, you can contribute to the health and well-being of Australian men and Australian families in general by making a tax deductible donation to the E.J. Whitten Foundation.

The Foundation supports men’s health through awareness programs and raising funds towards prostate cancer research and treatment.

Donations to the E.J. Whitten Foundation of $2 or more are tax deductible and any donations made this week can be claimed immediately by donors in their 2016-17 tax return.

Men’s health is an important issue with many men being reluctant to talk about health issues or get a simple health check that includes a check for diabetes, cholesterol level, blood pressure and prostate cancer.

Hundreds of men’s lives have been saved as a result of attending an E.J. Whitten Foundation event and subsequently getting a health check. This has identified a health issue and allowed the men to treat it early and continue to lead a healthy and active life to the fullest extent.

Men have a higher incidence and mortality from all 10 leading cancers that affect both sexes but still men are reluctant to get a simple health check. The Foundation continues to grow awareness and raise funds for research and your help will greatly assist us.

We are calling on philanthropists, corporates, mums and dads to make a tax deductible donation this week to help raise funds for awareness campaigns and research. The beneficiaries will not only be those men whose lives are potentially saved but the kids, partners, family and friends of the men who lead a healthier lifestyle as a consequence.

The E.J. Whitten Foundation has raised over $11 million for men’s health and prostate cancer research. With your help we can grow the Foundation and continue our work on building awareness of men’s health and raising funds for research with the ultimate aim of saving lives and getting Australian men to lead a healthy and full life.

To donate please visit our website www.ejwhittenfoundation.com.au and click on DONATE.

 

Even if you cannot donate at this time, we ask that you use the EOFY as an opportunity to book in an annual health check at your local GP.

For further information please contact the E.J. Whitten Foundation at info@1300whitten.com.au

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