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E.J. Whitten Foundation Moonee Valley race Night Returns on 22 February 2019

The E.J. Whitten Foundation, one of earliest men’s health charities established in Australia, continues its advocacy for men’s health by kicking off its event year with a night of summer racing at Moonee Valley on Friday February 22, 2019.

“Last year was the Foundation’s biggest year ever in terms of fundraising and awareness and we are excited to keep the momentum going in 2019” said E.J. Whitten Foundation Executive Director, Ted Whitten. “Everything we do is aimed at inspiring men to take charge of their health and build awareness that a simple annual health check with the Doctor may save your life”.

E.J. Whitten Foundation CEO, Nick Holland said “the Foundation raised almost $700,000 in 2018 towards cancer research and treatment and this helped with the development of the E.J. Whitten Foundation Prostate Cancer Research Centre at Epworth Hospital.”

“In addition, the Foundation funded world leading cancer research at Monash University as well as extending the “Time to Test”, men’s health awareness program to reach over 187,000 people.” said Holland

The Foundation is hoping to make 2019 another successful year of inspiring men to be physically, mentally and socially healthy, and the Charity Race Night on 22 February is a great way to get together with friends to have some fun and support a good cause.

“There’s still a lot of work that needs to be done” said Ted “and we need everyone’s support to spread the “Time to Test” message and help us raise funds for cancer research and treatment.”

To help the Foundation fight the “good fight” for men’s health please:

  • Join us at the J. Whitten Foundation Moonee Valley Race Night on Friday 22 February 2019.
  • Tickets are $220 per person, can be booked at and include racing, entertainment, music and a 3 course meal and drinks in the Committee Room at the Valley
  • Spread the “Time to Test” message that an annual visit to the GP for a men’s health check could save your life on your social platforms and tag @ejwhittenfoundation
  • Go to to donate or participate in one of our events.
Shura Taft and Rob Mills supporting the EJWF

Men’s Health Facts

  • Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in Australia;
  • Each year, more than 3,400 Australian men die from prostate cancer;
  • More men die of prostate cancer than women die of breast cancer;
  • Australian men are also more susceptible to mental health issues than their Australian female counterparts with 2,000 Australian men dying every year from suicide.

E.J. Whitten Foundation Tips for men’s Health

  • Get an annual health check with the Doctor: Remember its “Time to Test”.
  • Physical activity/exercise: Try to exercise at least 30 minutes each day. A walk, play sport, lift weights etc
  • Diet: Eat meals that are nutritious, avoid excessively fatty, salty or sugary foods. Look for food that is good for the heart and good for the prostate.
  • Make time for your mates: Your mates are important for your social and mental well-being. Having someone to talk to has been linked to a longer, healthier life.

Connect with the E.J. Whitten Foundation on:

Contact: Nick Holland, E.J. Whitten Foundation / / 0416162292

Media Interviews: Ted Whitten, E.J. Whitten Foundation / / 0419 324 259

About the E.J Whitten Foundation:

The E.J. Whitten Foundation is one of the earliest Australian men’s health charities established in 1995 to perpetuate the memory of AFL Hall of Fame Legend, E.J. Whitten, who died prematurely from prostate cancer. In his final years E.J. used his public status to be an advocate for men’s health.

The Foundation has raised over $13 million for cancer research and treatment and aims to inspire men to take charge of their health and save lives.

To donate, or learn more, please visit


Whether you are Warren from Omaha or Warrick from Warracknabeal, its Time to Test

What do Ben Stiller, Warren Buffet, Colin Powell and Robert De Niro have in Common?

They are all prostate cancer survivors! And all advocates of regular men’s health check-ups!

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer (after skin cancer) among men in Australia. About one in eight Australian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their life.

Fortunately, the disease is very treatable if found early, and in some cases the only “treatment” recommended is active surveillance, or “watchful waiting.”

The team at E.J. Whitten Foundation know that our most important role is to build awareness of men’s health, so men stay active and healthy, enjoying a long life with their family and friends.

The E.J. Whitten Foundation runs a community program called its “Time to Test” which educates men on maintaining good physical, mental and social health. Our sessions also encourage men to get an annual health check with their GP. Oftentimes, the difference between early detection of a disease or condition and late detection can mean life and death.

With prostate cancer, we know if it is detected early, there is a 98% chance of survival, if it remains unchecked this chance of survival beyond 5 years drops to 26%.

See what the above rich and famous survivors of prostate cancer have said about the importance of testing:

Robert De Niro

De Niro’s publicist said in a statement about his prostate cancer, “Fortunately for him — and his family, friends, and fans — the condition was detected at an early stage because of regular checkups, a result of his proactive personal healthcare program,”

Colin Powell

“Men should have regular prostate examinations … Regular exams allowed me to deal with this problem early and make a full recovery.”



Ben Stiller “Taking the PSA test saved my life.” 

Cancer doesn’t care if you’re rich and famous. No-one is immune to the disease.

But, with awareness, we can help men detect the cancer early, and we know early detection saves lives!

The E.J. Whitten Foundation Time To Test education programs have reached 187,880 people.

75% of the individuals we had an interaction with in 2018, went on to get a health check.

If we can increase our reach, we can help save more lives. We need your help in spreading the awareness message in 2019 by encouraging family and friends to get an annual health check. By helping us build men’s health awareness, you are helping people live to a ripe old age, enjoying life with family and friends.

You can support the E.J. Whitten Foundation in the following ways:

  1. by spreading this message with your friends, family and on social media;
  2. Joining us at one of our events in 2019;
  3. Donating to help us fight the good fight for men’s health.

Go to for further details.


E.J. Whitten Foundation Race Night at Moonee Valley 22 February 2019

The E.J. Whitten Foundation Charity Race Night is a fantastic summer event raising funds and awareness for cancer research and treatment.

The charity race night will be held on Friday 22 February 2019 from 6pm.

A spectacular evening held in the Moonee Valley Committee Room, with the best views over the racetrack and Melbourne city skyline.

Enjoy a 3 course dinner, guest speaker, and a sensational night of summer racing at the Valley.

$220 per person or a table of 10 for $2,200 includes race track entry, 3 course dinner in the committee room, Simon Marshall’s expert tips for the night, celebrity guest speaker, and reserved premium grand stand seats.  

To get your tickets for this fun and enjoyable evening go to or contact Ted Whitten at or call 1300 WHITTEN.

We would love your support for this exciting event and important fundraiser to help us fight the good fight against cancer.



Browns Sawdust & Shavings and Hallam Truck Centre Golf Day 16 November 2018

The 2018 Browns Sawdust & Shavings & Hallam Truck Centre charity golf day is being held at Sandhurst Golf Club, Clubhouse Lane, Sandhurst on the 16th November 2018.

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Lucky fan wins Grand Final Ultimate Experience

Congratulations to Belinda Airdrie winner of the E.J. Whitten Foundation 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final Ultimate Experience Raffle they have won the following:

  • 2 x tickets to the 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final (Cat C).
  • 2 x tickets to the 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final Eve Lunch
  • 2 x tickets to the 2018 North Melbourne Grand Final Breakfast

Winner has been contacted by email, please reply to organise pick up of your prize.

AFL Authorised Grand Final Promotion: GFPROREQ-1303

Have a great Grand Final week 

Men’s Health Week 11-17 June 2018

To mark the beginning of Men’s Health Week, the EJ Whitten Foundation and Epworth HealthCare announced the establishment of the EJ Whitten Foundation Prostate Cancer Research Centre at Epworth – a new centre dedicated to improving treatment for men diagnosed with prostate cancer. 

Prostate cancer is recognised as the leading cancer in men and the third-ranking cause of cancer death for men.

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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 let’s get the message out to all Australian men “Its Time to Test”.


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) 


“The Dad Conference”



Dads are awesome. They have the power to dramatically influence those closest to them. Whether it’s their wife or partner, children, other family members or even work colleagues, dads have a way about them that can inspire and motivate people to move and grow.

At ‘The Dad Conference’ we believe that when you mix a room full of dads with highly qualified experts who are willing to share their knowledge in a supportive and open environment, dads and their loved ones can experience incredible and positive change in their lives.


On February 25, ‘The Dad Conference’ will be held at Deakin University in Burwood. Six amazing speakers will share their knowledge and understanding of topics that directly affect dads on a daily basis. The dads in the room will be encouraged to take notes, and identify strategies and tips they can plug into their own lives to make positive change a reality for themselves and their loved ones.

Plus, 10% of all profits will be donated to the E.J Whitten Foundation to help with prostate cancer research and awareness, and other men’s health initiatives. Not only will the dads who attend get so much out of the event personally, but they will be actively supporting a charity relative to them.


The day will kick-off at 10am, and the following six speakers will give 45-minute talks about their topic of expertise:

  • Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is the founder of CanTeen, and one of Australia’s most respected psychologists, specialising in parenting, children and adolescents. He will talk about parenting teenage boys in his presentation called ‘The Prince Boofhead Syndrome’.
  • Craig Harper is one of Australia’s leading presenters in the areas of health, high-performance and personal transformation. He will share his thoughts on how to create a high-performing life.
  • Chris Helder shares his thoughts on belief systems and how they can help you achieve your goals. Chris believes that ‘positive thinking’ is a waste of time, and ‘useful thinking’ is a much better way achieve your goals.

  • Danny ‘Spud’ Frawley, former star St Kilda fullback and Richmond Head Coach, shares his intimate story about battling depression, anxiety and overcoming a nervous breakdown.
  • Jason Cunningham is a business growth and personal finance expert and speaker, and the resident financial guru on Channel Seven’s ‘Living Room’ program. He will show you ‘how to get financially fit.’ 
  • Mark Bunn, former Hawthorn footballer, is one of Australasia’s leading experts on health and personal performance. He’ll share with you the daily habits of healthy high-achieving people.

The knowledge and information dads will take away from these speakers at this event will have an amazing impact on their lives.


If you want to find out a little more information before buying tickets, head to When you’re ready, hit one of the big orange BUY TICKETS buttons on the website to get your tickets.

If you’re ready to buy now, head to You can buy single tickets, doubles for you and a friend, or bundles of 10 tickets if you want to get a group together.

And as our special offer to you, at checkout use the code EJWF2018 and you’ll receive a 20% discount on all ticket prices.

If you have any questions that aren’t answered on the website, don’t hesitate to contact Chris at

We hope to see you there at ‘The Dad Conference’ on February 25!

WHERE: Deakin University, Burwood

WHEN: February 25, 2018

TIME: 10am – 4pm

SPEAKERS: Craig Harper, Mark Bunn, Chris Helder, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, Jason Cunningham and Danny ‘Spud’ Frawley.




Williamstown Walk

The 2017 “Walk for Men’s Health” will be held on Sunday 26 November to raise funds and awareness for Men’s Health. 

Come and join Ted Whitten, Nick Holland and the E.J. Whitten Foundation team as well as ambassadors Mick Martin and Barry Michael in a walk along the Williamstown foreshore.

Williamstown Foreshore

The walk provides a great opportunity to get together with your family and friends and make a healthy start to Sunday as we take in the bay and the city views from Williamstown.

Proceeds from the walk will be donated to the E.J. Whitten Foundation.

Registration on the day opens at 7am with the walk commencing at 8am sharp. The walk starts at Burbank Oval, Morris street, Williamstown and continues around Steve Bracks drive, along Nelson Place and the Strand to North Road Newport, and return.

This is an 8 km walk and participants can walk at any pace. Bring along your family, your friends and even your dog and help the E.J. Whitten Foundation fight the good fight for men’s health.

WHEN: Sunday November 26th, 2017

WHERE: Starts and Finishes at Burbank Oval, Williamstown.

REGISTRATION: $20.00 Registration from 7am. Walk commences 8am 

CONTACT: Mike Fitzgerald 0432 628 350

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