20 years ago, television personality Roger Climpson OAM and fellow club members of Rotary Club of Lane Cove in Sydney founded PCFA (then Prostate Cancer Research Foundation). Since then, significant progress has been made to improve the length and quality of life for men living with prostate cancer. This would not have been possible without the support of our community including the fantastic contributions made by Rotary clubs. But there is still much to be done.
Why we need Rotary’s support
Research – Prostate cancer kills more men than breast cancer kills women, yet it has relatively low research funding. Vital funds are crucial to support bright young researchers, our very best clinical scientists and new concepts in prostate cancer research which will have a profound impact on the lives of thousands of Australian men and their families.
Awareness – Did you know that 1 in 8 male Rotarians will be affected by prostate cancer? Understanding of the disease is still lacking amongst the broader community. Your Rotary club can help us expand the number of awareness talks across Australia.
Support – There are currently 28 Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses for all of Australia. It's just not enough! It means that 3 in 4 men are currently missing out on expert specialist nursing support. Our goal is that every man diagnosed has access to a Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse.
"We are proud of our Rotarian roots. Your club is an intrinsic part of the local community and we would be delighted if you joined us in our pursuit of a healthier, happier future for all Australian men.” Jim Hughes AM, National Chairman, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is a broad based community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia.
We are dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families, recognising the diversity of the Australian community.
We do this by:
•Promoting and funding world leading, innovative research into prostate cancer
•Implementing awareness and advocacy campaigns and education programs for the Australian Community, health professionals and Government
•Supporting men and their families affected by prostate cancer through evidence-based information and resources, support groups and Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses.
PCFA relies on the generosity of individuals, the community and partnerships to carry out our essential work.
For more information please contact PCFA on free call 1800 22 00 99, or visit www.pcfa.org.au. Thank you for your support.