17 August 2017
Makita Australia and Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) have teamed up in the fight against prostate cancer this Father’s Day.
Makita Australia will donate $10 from the sale of specially marked 18V Mobile Stick Vacuum Kits to support PCFA’s support programs for Australian men affected by prostate cancer and their partners and families. A must for every tradesperson or home handyman, it is hoped that these vacuum kits will also create awareness of this critical men’s health issue and the toll that it can take on families.
Prostate cancer accounts for 30% of all cancer diagnoses in males with over 20,000 men diagnosed each year. Sadly, it kills 3,300 men each year - devastating statistics which Makita Australia wants to help change.
Associate Professor Anthony Lowe, PCFA Chief Executive Officer is delighted to be partnering with Makita Australia on this important fundraising and awareness campaign.
“A prostate cancer diagnosis can be a distressing experience for a man’s entire family. Each of the 54 men diagnosed every day is a father, brother or son to someone.”
“Partnering with Makita Australia through this Father’s Day Campaign will provide an amazing platform to help create awareness and support for families on this difficult journey”
Makita Australia Managing Director, Sean Okada, is pleased to announce this campaign and to work alongside PCFA to promote prostate cancer awareness through the retail outlets where Makita products are stocked.
“With one in eight men having to fight this battle during their lifetime, prostate cancer is an issue that affects the entire community – including Makita Australia’s people, retail partners and customers. We hope that this campaign will go some way to ensuring that those men who are affected receive the support they need for themselves and their families.”
The 18V Mobile Stick Vacuum Kits will be available in stores that stock Makita products or online whilst stocks last. Get dad a great gift for this Father’s Day and help to make a difference in the fight against prostate cancer.
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