24 May 2018

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is honoured to be announced by Stoney Creek 3 Ball Golf Classic as the Official Charity Partner for their annual Golf Competition.

With one in eight men likely to be affected by prostate cancer, the cause in incredibly relevant and important for golfers and their family and friends.

Jim Flaherty from Stoney Creek Golf Classic is proud to generate awareness about prostate cancer and PCFA as it is a cause close to his heart having been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016.

"It was a huge shock when I found out I had prostate cancer, but I have been so lucky I was tested and now on the road to being cancer free."

"I am so passionate about this cause and I really hope golfers get behind this initiative."

PCFA Chief Operating Officer Malcolm Freame, is thrilled for PCFA to partner with the Stoney Creek competition.

“Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men. We are grateful to Stoney Creek for helping us raise awareness among their male golfing supporter base. Our aim is for every man to know about the importance of talking to his doctor about testing for prostate cancer from age 50, or 40 if there is a family history of prostate cancer,” Freame said.

Jim Flaherty of Stoney Creek, believes PCFA’s partnership will send a powerful message to golfers and the alignment with their events is perfect.

"We look forward to working closely with PCFA to help generate awareness about this major men’s health issue and to fundraise for PCFA to reduce the impact of prostate cancer for Australian men and their families."

Stoney Creek are inviting all participating clubs to help raise awareness and fundraise on the day.

The funds raised from these golf events enable PCFA to sustain and expand vital research projects, community initiatives and support programs to create a future where men live with prostate cancer, not die from it. A future where every man diagnosed with the disease has access to a Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse and where research leads to new treatment options that will ensure our men can live longer and better lives.

Did you know?

  • 20,000 Australian men are diagnosed each year with prostate cancer
  • 3,300 Australian men a year die from prostate cancer
  • In the early stages of prostate cancer there may be no symptoms

It's sobering information, especially as many men have no idea of the potentially devastating impact on themselves or their families.

If detected early, prostate cancer can be effectively treated, with many options now available. If you’re over the age of 50, or 40 with a family history of prostate cancer, talk to your doctor about being tested at your next health check-up.