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Fundraiser for prostate cancer

In May 2010, my good friend Neil Trethewey is participating in the Pedal for Prostate cycling challenge, which involves riding from Vietnam to Cambodia to raise money in for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA). He is completing the challenge in support of his father Graham, who is currently battling the disease. Neil is aiming to raise $6500 which qualifies him for the ride and provides a chunk of cash to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Prostate cancer has affected several people close to me, including a dear friend and a family member – as well as the loved ones of many other people I know. The PCFA is the national body for prostate cancer in Australia and receives less than 1% of its income from government funding. They rely on corporate and public donations to conduct research into prostate cancer and raise awareness about prostate cancer.

Neil’s first fundraising event is a quiz night extravaganza held on 24th February at the Tompkins Park Function Centre, corner Canning Highway and Dunkley Avenue, Alfred Cove. The night will be hosted by Mark Readings from Channel 9, and there will be free wine and cheese tasting and food platters, prizes, raffles and an auction, including a $595 Houndstooth Studio Pet Photo Session up for grabs to a lucky bidder. Plus there’s also a full bar!

So why not get a table of eight to ten friends together and participate in a fun, action packed evening, whilst helping a worthy cause as well. Doors open at 6:30pm (for a 7pm start).

Tickets are $25 and available direct from Neil at trethewey@infrastructure.gov.au

If you can’t attend the quiz night, or would like to make an online donation, please click on Neil’s fundraising page here.

 

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