JOINING FORCES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) and the WA Italian Club have joined together to make a difference by hosting the very first Biggest Ever Blokes’ Lunch (BEBL) in Perth on Friday 3rd April 2020 to support Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA).

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March 3, 2020
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BEBL started in Shepparton back in 2009 after one bloke, Chris McPherson, found out he had incurable prostate cancer. Chris wanted to persuade other blokes like him - middle-aged, and, perhaps not in peak condition - to take responsibility for their health and get tested.

The lunches are now held in 14 locations around Australia and have raised more than $3.5 million for prostate cancer research and regional prostate cancer nurses. In 2016 alone BEBL lunches raised more than $700,000 with more than 5,500 attendees. It is now the largest community-based fundraiser for prostate cancer research in Australia.

More than 300 guests are expected to attend the first-ever BELB in Perth for a worthy cause. MC Adrian Barich will host a panel of all-time football legends including Ross Glendinning. Football icon Barry Cable will be joining to share his Prostate Cancer journey.

'We hope you can join us for a highly enjoyable Friday afternoon that supports men going through prostate cancer. As the peak body for prostate cancer in Australia, the sole focus of PCFA is on men living with, and those who are at risk of, prostate cancer,' said Allison Stephens, Western Regional Manager of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

'Each Biggest Ever Blokes’ Lunch provides a great opportunity to drive awareness of a serious health issue affecting men, their partners and their families. We are so grateful for the support of the committees, attendees and the sponsors helping us to change the lives of Australian men and their loved ones who have been affected by prostate cancer,' Allison said.

'It is an honour for the WA Italian Club to host the first BELB in Western Australia, throughout the years our Club has raised so many millions of dollars for various charities, including Telethon and Appealathon, and we are proud to make a difference for the people in our community,' said Sal, President of the WA Italian Club. 'This is not only the opportunity to support a worthy cause but also to raise awareness amongst our members about a disease that affects so many men and it is not spoken of enough.'

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men, with approximately 20,000 new diagnoses each year. The latest national estimates from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show that over 200,000 Australian men are living after a diagnosis with prostate cancer and approximately 3,500 Australian men die of prostate cancer every year.

To register your attendance to BELB as an individual or to buy a table for your company visit:

https://www.trybooking.com/BHMMJ

Tables of 10 are available at $1,300 each and a three-course lunch, and selected beverages are included.

Auction and raffle will be run during lunch.