A Call to Arms to hold fundraisers
THE fight against men's cancers will take to the field tomorrow at Callaghan Park when sports clubs will be asked to help raise funds and awareness.
Cancer Council Queensland's Rockhampton-based Casandra Kunst and Victoria Bradshaw will host the fashions in the field event at the Tattersall's Cup race day where the theme will be a Call to Arms against the disease which will hit half of all Australian men.
Victoria, the organisation's regional manager, said she was asking players in all sporting codes from netball to hockey and rugby to hold a Call to Arms match, wear a yellow armband and raise funds.
All money raised in this way will support vital work in cancer research, education and patient support services.
Racegoers at tomorrow's Rockhampton meeting will be encouraged to register their sporting team for the Call to Arms.
“This year, more than 630 males in CQ will be diagnosed with cancer,” said Casandra, the regional fundraising co-ordinator.
“It could be you, your brother, your uncle or your best mate.”
The campaign also encourages men throughout the region to visit their GP regularly to ensure cancer is detected and treated at the earliest opportunity.
For more information on Call to Arms and to register a team visit www.calltoarms.com.au or call 1300 656 585.
CALL TO ARMS
- Dedicated to raise funds and awareness of men’s cancers
- Sports clubs urged to register to stage a fundraiser
- Men urged to get regular checks