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September is International Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

In Australia, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.

Approximately 20,000 Australian men will be diagnosed this year with prostate cancer and about 275 will die from it in the month of September. Across the country, a further 200,000 men are living with and beyond the disease. Many are dealing with serious side effects from treatment.

The EJ Whitten Foundation has been taking action for 25 years now to inspire men to take charge of their health, build men’s health awareness and change and save lives by finding new ways to treat prostate cancer and ultimately find a cure.

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25 Year Anniversary of E.J. Whitten Passing

25 Year Anniversary of E.J. Whitten Passing

27 July 1933 – 17 August 17, 1995

Monday 17 August 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the passing of E.J. Whitten known affectionally across Australia as “Mr Football”.

In the months before his death, E.J. Whitten showed enormous strength and spirit by turning his battle with prostate cancer into a positive awareness campaign for men’s health. That legacy continues to prevail through the E.J. Whitten Foundation a charitable organisation that builds men’s health awareness and funds research into prostate cancer at the E.J. Whitten Prostate Cancer Research Centre at Epworth.

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Indigenous Health

Our work in Aboriginal Communities

The Foundation continually strives to support men’s health in all communities. Every year Ted Whitten Junior presents the E.J. Whitten Medal to the “best on ground” in the Tiwi Islands Football League Grand Final. The medal celebrates the sporting achievements of the Tiwi Islands community, and raise awareness of men’s health. In 2019, the Foundation partnered with Spark Health to deepen their journey of health promotion in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Communities.

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Bringing Men’s Health to the Red Centre

The E.J. Whitten Foundation is again taking Men’s Health to regional Australia to promote the “Time to Test” campaign in the Red Centre Alice Springs.

Our message is simple, “book in for a men’s health check annually with your GP, because it may save your life”

When detected early, prostate cancer survival rates are better than 98%. Find it late, and those survival rates drop below 26%. So we are taking our time to test message around Australia to ensure men are taking charge of their health.

You can help us spread this message and raise funds for research and treatment of prostate cancer by joining us at the Alice Spring 2018 Golf Day and Gala Dinner.

Book now  https://www.ejwhittenfoundation.com.au/AliceSprings let’s get the message out to all Australian men “Its Time to Test”.

Details: 

Golf Classic
Date: Friday 25 May 1:15pm
Venue: Alice Springs Golf Course
Dress Code: Collared shirt and golf attire
Fee: $60.00 p/p

Gala Dinner
Date: Saturday 26 May 6.30pm
Venue: Convention Centre
Details: 3 course meal, beverages and entertainment
Dress code: Smart casual
Fee: $160 p/p or special price for Golf and Gala Dinner for group of 4 – $800.00

Special Guests: Wayne Phillips (Australian Cricketer and Media Personality) and Gilbert McAdam (AFL Player and Marngrook Footy Show Host) 

 

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