Cancer affects each of us in some way at some point in our life, and Australia has the highest rate of prostate cancer.
Blue September is the time to acknowledge and do something about the impact that this has had on the men in our lives.
Approximately one in three cancer cases is preventable, and regardless of the type of cancer – be it lung, bowel, skin, prostate or testicular – early diagnosis and research are key to an eventual happy ending. Of course, for either of these things to occur, both awareness and funds are required.
That’s why this Blue September we are all being encouraged to again get involved. There a number of ways this can happen, and Blueseptember.org.au has a number of suggestions, including:
- Hosting a “Blue Friday” in your office, where everyone dons something blue and donates $10;
- Entering a fun run or similar and asking your friends to sponsor you for the cause;
- Having a sausage sizzle where the proceeds go to to the cause;
- Setting up a workplace swear jar and donating the cash raised to the charity;
- Just donating
Each Friday of the month is a Blue Friday, and Blue September is urging people to send through photos of how they’re fundraising so they can put them up their website and social media pages.
For further information on how to get involved, The Retiree Magazine recommends visiting the Blue September website.