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It’s Blue September! Save the date!

1st September 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY: It’s Blue September! Save the date!
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It’s September and time to Get Blue!
o Get Blue! Face up to prostate cancer!
o Get tested! If you’re over 40 get a PSA blood test - it may save your life.
o Wear a blue ribbon! Show your support!
o Donate and fundraise online at www.blueseptember.org.nz

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand men and the third most common cause of cancer death in men after lung cancer and bowel cancer. More than 3000 New Zealand men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year and 1 in 10 will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. Mãori men are 72 per cent more likely to die of prostate cancer once they are diagnosed than non-Mãori men. Last year approximately 600 Kiwi men died from this disease and many deaths could have been prevented by early detection and healthy lifestyle choices.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ encourages all men over 40 to have an annual prostate check. If you’re over 50 then consider an annual prostate check that includes both a PSA blood test and digital rectal examination (DRE).

During Blue September:
o Go to www.blueseptember.org.nz to check out our wonderful Blue Faces (ambassadors), a full list of events and regular news updates.
o Get your blue ribbon from PlaceMakers, The Coffee Club, Cory’s Electrical, Mad Butcher and other retailers for a gold coin donation.
o Every Friday is Blue Friday during Blue September! Encourage your business, organisation, social club, friends and family to celebrate a Blue Friday! Paint your face blue, wear blue and run a fundraiser and awareness event. Register your event and order blue ribbons at www.blueseptember.org.nz
o Like us at https://www.facebook.com/BlueSeptemberNZ
o Follow us at https://twitter.com/blueseptembernz


The Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ exists to raise awareness about prostate cancer, promote early detection and provide information and support to men diagnosed with the disease. PCFNZ receives no government funding and relies heavily on volunteer support. PCFNZ actively funds prostate cancer research in New Zealand and runs a free public helpline - 0800 4 PROSTATE (0800 477 678). www.prostate.org.nz

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