Last week we were proud as punch to be able to donate $10,659.15 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
Hire A Hubby CEO Brendan Green presented the cheque to the Foundation’s CEO Anthony Lowe at Foundation HQ in Sydney.
(Hire A Hubby CEO Brendan Green and Prostate Cancer Foundation CEO Anthony Lowe)
It was a proud moment for us at Hire A Hubby, as the cheque handover represented the culmination of much hard work from our dedicated franchisees raising money for the cause.
The donation drive was kicked off at our Hire A Hubby National Conference held in Darwin in late August, where our Hubbies raised around $5,000 on the night.
Then, throughout the month of September, Hire A Hubby Franchisees hit the streets with donation cans in-hand encouraging customers to make a gold coin donation to the cause.
(Hire A Hubby Franchise Representatives with their Prostate Cancer Foundation collection tins)
Some franchisees even ran stands at their local fairs and shopping centres to raise money and awareness.
Men’s health is an issue that’s close to our hearts at Hire A Hubby and prostate cancer is at the top of the list of major health issues for Aussie blokes in 2011. Why?
- Each year in Australia, close to 3,300 men die of prostate cancer – equal to the number of women who die from breast cancer annually.
- Around 20,000 new cases are diagnosed in Australia every year
- Each day about 32 men learn that they have prostate cancer
- One man every three hours will lose his battle against prostate cancer
- One in 9 men in Australia will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime
- Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Australian men and is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in men
So if you’re 50 or over you should be talking with your GP about being tested for prostate cancer and if you have a family history of prostate cancer you should be doing this from age 40.
We’re incredibly proud of our Hubby’s for their huge effort raising this fantastic donation and we couldn’t be happier to re-affirm our commitment to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia for 2012.
We already have some exciting initiatives planned and hope to raise even more money for men’s health next year.
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