News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


It’s Blue September! Save the date!

1st September 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY: It’s Blue September! Save the date!
/

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

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Cricket: Dramatic Win Puts Black Caps In Finals

In Parliament: When Parliament resumed at 2pm the House passed a motion on a voice vote admiring the performance of the New Zealand cricket team in last night’s World Cup semi-final and wishing them well for the final on the weekend. More>>

ALSO:

Moon Shot/Kills Switch: The X Factor Judges Removed

MediaWorks has today decided that Natalia Kills and Willie Moon are no longer suitable to judge The X Factor and have removed them from the show. MediaWorks CEO, Mark Weldon, said that last night on The X Factor both Kills and Moon made comments that were completely unacceptable. More>>

ALSO:

Tessa Nichol: Up Up & Away In The Wairarapa

It’s an overcast morning in the Wairarapa but the mood on the ground in Carterton’s Carrington Park is anything but grey. More than 20 hot air balloons are getting ready to take off into the cloudy sky to mark the start of this year’s Wairarapa Balloon Festival. More>>

Golden Shears: Scotsman Wins Golden Shears Open Final

A Scottish shearer who settled in New Zealand to farm in Taranaki has become the first shearer from overseas to win the Golden Shears Open Shearing Championship. More>>

ALSO:

Shipped On A Bottle: Young Change-Makers Take To The Sea On Plastic Bottle Kayaks

With the aim of harnessing innovative design to construct kayaks solely from recycled materials, the “waste positive” project Plastic Bottle Kayak brings adventure into Kiwi classrooms. The call is out now for classrooms to send in messages and artwork to be inserted into the bottles. More>>

TV3 Video: Auckland Arts Festival Kicks Off

The Auckland Arts Festival kicks off March 4, with artists from New Zealand and all over the world on show. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news