21 January 2015

Blue Safety WorkwearWednesday, 21 January 2015: Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) and RWW Group have teamed up today to launch the Blue Gear safety workwear range. The partnership aims to raise vital funds and awareness about prostate cancer, the most commonly diagnosed male cancer in Australia.

RWW Group manufactures and supplies workwear and safety products for Australia's male dominated industries - mining, transport, civil and construction. Their Blue Gear range includes blue high-vis shirts, safety vests, hardhats, polo shirts and other workwear items. A dollar portion of each Blue Gear item sold will be donated to PCFA.

PCFA calls on these industries to get their workforce into Blue Gear and also to make good use of PCFA’s Ambassador program which is available across metro, regional and rural Australia. The program provides trained speakers who deliver educational talks about prostate cancer at workplaces and in the community.

Associate Professor Anthony Lowe, PCFA Chief Executive Officer is delighted to be partnering with RWW Group.

"Each day 54 men across Australia are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Sadly, it kills nine men every single day. These are devastating statistics which PCFA is determined to help change. It is important to raise awareness of this major men’s health issue in the Australian community in male-dominated industries such as mining, transport and construction. We hope these industries get behind the Blue Gear and also use our Ambassador speakers to educate their employees and workmates."

RWW Group General Manager Anthony Firth is proud to be working with PCFA.

"Aussie men in male-dominated industries need our support. Many will have been affected by prostate cancer personally or know someone who has. Getting behind PCFA and the Blue Gear safety range is a great, practical way to generate vital funds and help raise awareness of this male cancer killer."

All Blue Gear items can be purchased online at www.bluegear.com.au

PCFA Ambassador speakers can be arranged by email to ambassadors@pcfa.org.au