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Hi there,
 
My name is Tim Benetti and I'm a volunteer firefighter with the Wallan Fire Brigade. This year, on June 18 i will be climbing up, down and around the 7,300+ stairs of Melbourne's MCG in full firefighting gear, breathing apparatus and carrying a flaked 30 meter hose. The total weight of the gear worn and carried equates to approximately 30 kilograms.
 
Whilst completeing this challenge i also aim to raise $10,000 for Australian Prostate Cancer Research.
 
In Australia, Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in Australian men (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer). About 20,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. That's almost 55 new cases every day. By 2020, this number is expected to rise to 25,310. 1 in 5 men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime, compared to 1 in 8 women who will develop breast cancer. Prostate cancer accounts for 13% of all cancer related deaths in Australia.
 
Some other facts about prostate cancer:
  • Australia has the highest incidence of prostate cancer in the world - prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Australian men.
  • About 20,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year; the average age of diagnosis is 67 years.
  • Men are 30% more likely to die from cancer than women.
  • Men facing prostate cancer in rural and remote areas are around a third more likely to die than their metropolitan counterparts.
  • Australian men are facing a healthcare crisis: 40% do not have a GP or attend annual check-ups; men with prostate cancer are 6 times more likely to commit suicide.

*This information was taken from the Australian Prostate Cancer Research website.

 

Incidentally this year, men's health week falls on the 12-18 June. The 18th of June being the same day as Stadium Stomp - MCG 2017.

 
 
I would love it if you supported my efforts by making a secure donation and I would also really appreciate it if you could share my page above or comment below so more people know about it. 
 
Click 'Donate Now' to make a secure online donation. 
 
Thanks so much for your support!

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Australian Prostate Cancer Research

Australian Prostate Cancer Research is a national research organisation that partners with leading international institutions to develop, fund and deliver collaborative research programs. Our vision is to be leaders in driving discovery and change, and we are dedicated to discovering the killer cause of prostate cancer, improving patient outcomes and educating through research. Australia has one of the highest rates of prostate cancer in the world, with the latest statistics pointing to 1 in 4 men likely to be diagnosed in their lifetime. Far more needs to be done to find the killer cause in prostate cancer, one of the most prevalent and costly cancers in the country.  Thanks to support like yours, we will be able to make serious advances in research and prostate cancer care management through our collaborative national organisation.   If you would like to learn more or have any questions regarding Australian Prostate Cancer Research, please visit the website http://www.prostatecancerresearch.org.au/ or email us on info@apcr.org.au    Once again, thank you very much for your support.

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