Max Gardner Award for Distinguished Service is a prestigious award presented by PCFA. It is awarded to an individual member of the Network that has made an outstanding and significant contribution to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families, recognising the diversity of the Australian community. This award is a peer-based form of recognition for PCFA Network members who are currently in a Support Group Leader role or an active member of a PCFA affiliated support group or an official Ambassador.

Nominations for the 2021 Max Gardner Award are now open.

For your convenience, please download the Frequently Asked Questions Document and Nomination Form here.

If you have any questions, please contact us on 1800 22 00 99.

You can learn more about previous Max Gardner Award Winners below.

Max Gardner Award Recipients for 2020

This year’s winners were Mr Linton Blackwell of Eagle Point (Vic), Mrs Margaret Amm of Hamilton Hill (WA), and Mr Richard Harry of Mount Gambier (SA).

PCFA’s Outstanding Contribution Award has also been presented posthumously to the late Mr Patrick Coughlan of Lismore (NSW).

PCFA’s Chairman Adjunct A/Prof Steve Callister congratulated the award winners.

“My congratulations to Linton, Margaret and Richard for their awards. They are truly remarkable figures in the Australian prostate cancer community, dedicating many hundreds of hours of service to other men and families impacted by the disease and raising awareness to help us defeat it,” he said.

“I thank them for their voluntary service and contribution. Their tireless advocacy has changed many lives for the better.”

PCFA CEO, Professor Jeff Dunn AO, said each of the awardees was an inspiration to men and families impacted by the disease.

“Over many years they have served as champions of prostate cancer awareness within their communities, ensuring that men and their partners do not have to walk the journey of prostate cancer alone,” Prof Dunn said.

“They have played a vital role in providing men and their families with information, comfort, and support, calling on their own personal experiences to make a difference in the lives of others.”


Previous Max Gardner Award Recipients

Kerry White 2019
Wolfgang Schoch 2019
Elizabeth Allen 2019
David Merry 2018
Mary Jones 2018
Tony Maxwell 2018
David Abrahams 2017
Malcolm Ellis 2017
Terry Grano 2017
Ian Fisk 2016
Jim Marshall 2016
Gabrielle Moran OAM 2016
Ian Wagner 2015
John Shields 2015
Jim Hope 2015
Fred Travis 2015
Rob Tonge 2015
Allan Sudholz 2015
Alan Moran OAM 2015
Bruce Kinnersley 2014
Dr Bruce Kynaston 2014
Len Lamprecht 2014
Dr John Trollor 2014
Phillip Webster 2014
Terry Wheeler 2013
Les Payne 2013
David Gregory 2013
Daryl Hyland 2012
Max Shub 2012
John Stead 2012
Colin Farmer 2011
Michael O'Neill 2011
Les Mather 2011
Jim Reid 2011
John Allen 2010
Robert Slade 2010
Jayne Matthews 2010
Peter Dornan AM 2010
Bill McHugh 2010
Robert Phillips 2010
Ron Schmarr 2010
Alan Hall 2009
Jeff Roberts 2009
John Dowsett 2009
Con Casey 2008
Bob Collard MBE 2008
Dr John Conroy OAM 2008
John Goodall 2008
Don Baumber 2008
Spencer Broughton 2008
Trevor Hunt 2008