The Max Gardner Award for Distinguished Service is a most prestigious award presented by Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA), to an individual that has made an outstanding and significant contribution to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on the Australian community.


Max Gardner Award Recipients for 2016

Ian Fisk

Ian has been involved in supporting men impacted by prostate cancer for over 13 years. Ian has served in a variety of roles over this time including: an actively involved member of the Prostate Cancer Action Group SA, raising awareness as a PCFA Ambassador, providing a consumer voice on committees such as PCFA's Support and Advocacy Committee and SA/NT State Board, along with engaging with the general community in outreach activities across South Australia. Ian’s peers describe his technical skills as invaluable and recognize his tremendous efforts in communication through photography, websites, newsletters compilation and field days.


Jim Marshall

Jim had been a valued member in the Queensland Network for several years before establishing the Advanced Prostate Cancer Support Group and web-based forum. In leading the group for the last 7 years, Jim has been able to ensure those experiencing advanced prostate cancer had an opportunity to connect and access the support they needed through teleconference and web based technologies. Jim has worked closely with PCFA on many initiatives and has involved himself in advocating for better services for Australian men affected by prostate cancer. For example Jim has; campaigned heavily for PBS listing for Zytiga, attended international cancer conferences, appeared before Senate Standing Committee regarding specialist cancer drug availability in Australia and presented to key stakeholder groups on the issues for men with advanced prostate cancer.


Gabrielle Moran OAM

Gabrielle has worked with the Nepean and Blue Mountains Prostate Cancer Support Group in NSW since its inception in 2001. Over these 15 years, Gabrielle has been extremely active both within the group and in the community. As a partner to someone affected by prostate cancer, Gabrielle has looked to advocate and raise awareness around prostate cancer by addressing many attendees at groups, conferences and functions. Along with partner Alan, Gabrielle has shared her experience with government representatives, the media and personally with those couples grappling with a new diagnosis. With a focus on developing better information and support for partners and carers, Gabrielle has received multiple awards in recognition for her volunteer work in prostate cancer and service to the community.


Previous Max Gardner Award Recipients

Ian Wagner 2015
John Shields 2015
Jim Hope 2015
Fred Travis 2015
Rob Tonge 2015
Allan Sudholz 2015
Alan Moran 2015
Bruce Kinnersley 2014
Dr Bruce Kynaston 2014
Len Lamprecht 2014
Dr John Trollor 2014
Phillip Webster 2014
Terry Wheeler 2013
Les Payne 2013
David Gregory 2013
Daryl Hyland 2012
Max Shub 2012
John Stead 2012
Colin Farmer 2011
Michael O'Neill 2011
Les Mather 2011
Jim Reid 2011
John Allen 2010
Robert Slade 2010
Jayne Matthews 2010
Peter Dornan AM 2010
Bill McHugh 2010
Robert Phillips 2010
Ron Schmarr 2010
Alan Hall 2009
Jeff Roberts 2009
John Dowsett 2009
Con Casey 2008
Bob Collard MBE 2008
Dr John Conroy 2008
John Goodall 2008
Don Baumber 2008
Spencer Broughton 2008
Trevor Hunt 2008