12 January 2022
New Year A-Team fundraising challenge set to be a lifesaver
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is calling on the local community to set themselves a New Year’s challenge and join the PCFA-Team in 2022 to help save lives.
The PCFA-Team encourages people to sign up for a fundraising challenge and be part of a national team of change-makers committed to funding research and support services for men and their families impacted by prostate cancer.
Those that join can create their own challenge or register to hold a golf day, BBQ or blue-themed event, shave their hair, take part in a fitness challenge or even host a party fundraiser.
PCFA CEO Anne Savage said joining the PCFA-Team was one easy action to take in 2022 to create change in the community.
“Every 30 minutes one of our fathers, sons or brothers will be diagnosed with prostate cancer – nearly all of us know someone impacted by the disease,” Ms Savage said.
“When you join the PCFA-Team, you’ll be making a measurable difference for the 1 in 6 men in your life who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
“Your support matters. As a result of community support and fundraising, survival rates have increased from 73 per cent to 95 per cent over the past 25 years.
“Together, we can improve that even further.
“Every dollar raised will be invested into research projects aiming to find better ways to diagnose and treat prostate cancer, and support services to help men through what can be the toughest challenge they ever face.
“You have the power to be an agent of change, and keep the men we love with us for longer.”
To join the PCFA-Team and sign up for a challenge, visit fundraise.pcfa.org.au.
Everyone who registers before Jan 25 and makes a $25 donation will also receive a free PCFA-Team t-shirt.
For more information about Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, and for support, phone PCFA on 1800 22 00 99.
Media contact: Laura McKoy | M. 0435 094 788