“Over 120,000 men in Australia are living with prostate cancer and 20,000 more are diagnosed annually. Every year, 3,300 of those men don’t survive.”
Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) have partnered with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) for two years over 2014/15. GRV believes this organisation will align closely with a lot of its participants and greyhound racing will be the perfect platform to raise much needed awareness for the PCFA.
“To make progress in the fight against prostate cancer we first need to get it out in the open and start talking about it. “
Former Australian Cricketer, Matthew Hayden
One of PCFA’s biggest community partnerships is The Big Aussie Barbie which runs throughout September. The campaign is now in its fifth year with last year’s campaign holding over 850 barbies across the nation and raising more than $1 million for prostate cancer research, awareness and support programs. The Big Aussie Barbie is designed to encourage Australians everywhere to discuss prostate cancer and be aware of the risks, screening processes and that the PCFA have many resources to help.
WIN a framed signed Matthew Hayden cricket bat!
Simply get trackside to an event throughout September, fill in the signup form and you will go into the draw to win (winner will be announced at closing event at The Meadows 4 October).
All Victorian greyhound racing clubs will each host Big Aussie Barbie’s with prizes and giveaways, get along and show your support by donating to the PCFA! The dates for each event are listed below.
For more information please visit the Big Aussie Barbie Website