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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EJWF and National Reconciliation Week

The E.J. Whitten Foundation would like to acknowledge National Reconciliation Week 2020 which reminds us to reflect on our shared histories, cultures and how we can all contribute to reconciliation.

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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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Campbell’s Kilimanjaro climb for cancer

Former Hawthorn premiership player Campbell Brown has embarked on a challenge to climb Mt Kilimanjaro and make a difference to men’s health by raising awareness and funds for cancer research and treatment.

“Browny” has decided to support the E.J. Whitten Foundation as his charity partner for this journey.

He has been joined by Swans premiership player Alex Johnson.

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E.J. Whitten Foundation Grand Final Lunch

E.J. Whitten Foundation Grand Final Lunch

Date and Time:
25th September 2019
12pm – 4pm

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Pl South Wharf VIC 3006

$330 per person
$3,300 inc. GST for table of 10

Ph: 1300 Whitten

Footy through the ages panel:
Mick Malthouse, Leigh Matthews, Alastair Clarkson

Jon Stevens, Vince Sorrenti


Red Energy E.J. Whitten Legends Game


The Red Energy E.J. Whitten Legends Game is heading back home to Melbourne in 2019.
Save the date on Friday 30 August 2019 to ensure you can get along to a great fun night of football and entertainment.
See your favourite ex-AFL stars and celebrities compete in a state of origin challenge all raising funds and awareness for men’s health.
Keep visiting the E.J. Whitten Foundation website for ongoing updates and information on the 2019 game.

Teams Announced


Anthony Koutoufides, Ben Dixon, Brad Johnson, Brendan Fevola, Brent Harvey, Cameron Ling, Campbell Brown, Daniel Harford, Matthew Boyd, Jimmy Bartel, Josh Gibson, Nathan Lovett-Murray, Robert Murphy, Ryan Crowley, Travis Cloke, Dermott Brereton (Coach)

All Stars

Adam Cooney, Aan Didak, Andrew Jarman, Andrew McLeod, Andrew Krakouer, Bernie V ince, Brad Green, Daniel Kerr, Gavin Wanganeen, Glen Jakovich, Jarrad Waite, Justin Koschitzke, Leon Davis, Mark Riccuito, Matthew Richardson, Scott Cummings, Wayne Carey (Coach)

Venue: AAMI Park Melbourne
Gates Open: 6.30pm
Game Start Time: 8.00pm
Tickets: $15 Adults, Kids under 15 years old Free

Monash University Prostate Cancer Win

The EJ Whitten Foundation is proud to support the Monash University and the fantastic work it does in endeavouring to make significant breakthrough to this insidious disease.

We provide an E.J. Whitten Foundation Grant each year and have contributed over $1,000,000 to Monash over the years. These contributions have helped the brilliant people at Monash to continue to develop best practice solutions to this disease, such as the breakthrough as details below.

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Muriel’s Wedding – The Musical Her Majesty’s Theatre

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Join us on Tuesday April 2nd for an exclusive night of musical theatre at Her Majesty’s Theatre.
The night begins with a fully catered cocktail function at the Elephant and Wheelbarrow Hotel before taking up premium reserve seats at Her majesty’s Theatre to enjoy the iconic Muriel’s Wedding – The Musical.

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