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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

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:

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

Nick Holland on Sports Geek Podcast discussing career, Legend Game and men’s health

Following on from the success of the recent E.J. Whitten Legends Game, Nick Holland chatted with Sean Callanan on the Sports Geek Podcast. As part of the Sports Geek Podcast CEO Series, Nick and Sean chatted about about football, law, governance and blockbusters.

On this episode, you will learn about Nick’s background as a professional footballer and how he prepared for life after sport whilst still playing AFL by studying law. Nick’s experience post football including working in sports law on the Essendon case and in sports governance for Australian Sports Commission. Nick also chats about his involvement working on Nitro Athletics whilst at Athletics Australia and building a blockbuster event prior to joining the E.J.Whitten Foundation.

Nick shares with Sean what attracted him to joining the E.J. Whitten Foundation and his aim of raising awareness about prostate cancer and men’s health through big sporting events. Connect with Nick on Linkedin 

Thank you to Sean Callanan from Sports Geek for his assistance in promoting the E.J. Whitten Legends game, you can listen to Sports Geek Podcast on iTunes on all good podcast players and at The event not only was a fantastic night of entertainment but also our brand awareness, reach and donations well exceeded our expectations. We look forward to raising the bar on the event again next year.

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Looking to get into the Grand Final spirit?

Join us for our E.J.Whitten Foundation AFL Grand Final Lunch. This year’s Grand Final Lunch will be held on September 27, 2017 at the Atlantic, Docklands from 11:30am – 4.00pm. $295 p/p (incl GST) or $2950 (incl GST) for a table of 10.

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

Click here to secure your spot to the 2017 E.J. Whitten Foundation AFL Grand Final Lunch

Or just call Nick on 1300 Whitten to secure your table.

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

EJ Whitten Legends Game Boasts Biggest Names Yet

They’re lists that would be the envy of the Nation.  Featuring 2 Coleman Medallists, 3 Brownlow Medallists and a staggering 63 All Australian Jerseys between them, The EJ Whitten Legends Game is stacked with first class talent.

The game has brought together an elite group of recently retired AFL Players with Tim Watson coaching the ‘Big V’ and Wayne Carey The All Stars.

The Victorian Team, includes game heavyweights Jonathon Brown, Brad Johnson, Adam Yze, Scott West, Campbell Brown and many more.

Whilst the All-Stars includes Luke Darcy, Leon Davis, Kane Cornes , Andrew McLeod,  Simon Black, Alan Didak and Cameron Mooney.

Recently retired footballers such as Brent Harvey, Nick Dal Santo, Dustin Fletcher, Ted Richards, Brian Lake, Adam Cooney and Luke Ball add to the list of premiership players, brownlow medallists and club champions taking the field at Etihad Stadium on September 1st.

The game is an opportunity for several AFL players to reunite with the likes Nick Dal Santo and Luke Ball, Leon Davis and Alan Didak and Luke Power and Jonathon Brown running out under the same banner once more.

With Legends from almost every club, AFL fans all around the nation have a chance to re-ignite the rivalry once more with Victoria leading 11 games to 9 with one draw since the games inception in 1995.

The game is played in memory of AFL Hall of Fame Legend Ted Whitten and has pledged to raise money for the EJ Whitten Foundation which supports Men’s health and raises much needed funds for prostate cancer research and treatment.  

Tickets for the Chemist Warehouse EJ Whitten Legends Game are available to purchase via or or to donate simply click here to donate now.

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