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Support Blue September for Men's Cancer

Blue September is a nationwide awareness and fundraising initiative for men’s cancer, supporting Australian Prostate Cancer Research and The Australian Cancer Research Foundation. Visit
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Blue September-facing up to cancer in men. Why blue? It’s simple - blue is for boys!Each year, more than 22,000* Australian men die of cancer. The most common types of cancers causing death in men are lung, prostate, bowel, melanoma and testicular. In many cases, male cancer deaths can be prevented through healthy lifestyle decisions and early detection.Blue September is a campaign created to get the message out about cancer in men. It aims to raise awareness among all Australians about cancers affecting men and urges men to take preventative action by improving lifestyle choices. It is also about encouraging people to make a donation for cancer research, to help find a cure for the disease that affects so many Australian men.How it all began...
Blue September was a concept developed for New Zealand in 2008. In its second year the campaign was expanded to Australia, primarily as an awareness initiative. In 2010, Blue September developed into a national awareness and fundraising campaign. In 2011, Blue September cemented itself as a nationally recognised awareness and fundraising initiative, raising $616,621.36 for vital cancer research.Blue September 2012 aims to be bigger and bluer than previous years, with an eye on reaching the magical one million dollar mark. This year, Blue September welcomes Australian Prostate Cancer Research and The Australian Cancer Research Foundation as its major beneficiaries.We thank all of our partners for their support of Blue September, encouraging men to face up to cancer.*Reference: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2010. Australia's Health 2010.
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