Prostate education and awareness began in our region in 2000 and in 2002 evolved into the Sunshine Coast Prostate Cancer Support Group which works closely with the Sunshine Coast office of the Cancer Council Queensland.
At our meetings we either have a guest speaker or show a DVD on topics of interest.
Meetings are attended by 65-80 people including partners and we actively encourage men to bring their partners. Morning tea is provided giving opportunity for participants to share experiences and for newcomers to gain more information. A wide range of published information from Cancer Council Queensland and other organisations is available free of charge at each meeting. As well we have a good reference library.
Brochures and information cards are distributed to over 250 GPs, urologists, hospitals, medical centres, other health professionals, chemists, libraries and other appropriate outlets throughout the region.
Meetings are publicised in free weekly community newspapers and on ABC radio. As part of our awareness program we provide guest speakers for community groups and service clubs.
In addition to meetings, members of the Support Group Committee are available to provide telephone contact and support for men coping with diagnosis and treatment, or for men and their partners just seeking more information.
Venue Name & Address:
David Low Way
Diddillibah (Maroochydore) Qld 4559
Day of Week & Frequency: Last Tuesday of the month (except December)
Meeting Start & Finish Times: 9.30am and Noon
Location of Meeting
Waterfront Hotel 46 David Low Way
Rob Tonge Group Leader
(07) 5446 1318
Alan Keetley Co Leader
(07) 5444 4767