What will you do to make a difference for New Zealanders affected by prostate cancer, and future generations of Kiwi men? With no government funding we rely on the generosity of New Zealanders like you to help us in the fight against prostate cancer and event-based fundraising plays a huge role in that. We never cease to be amazed at the creativity and dedication of people across the country who organise, or participate in, events to support the Foundation. However you choose to fundraise, every effort, every activity, every dollar, however small, helps us to improve the health outcomes of Kiwi men and support them and their families through tough times.
So whether it’s a virtual cycle circumnavigation, face your fear challenge, a golf tourno with your mates, a friendly rugby match or workplace bake-off, it all starts with an idea. Your journey to becoming a fundraising hero starts here at fundraise4prostate.org.nz
Cancer can have a devastating impact on the physical, emotional and financial wellbeing of patients and their families at any time of the year. Cancer doesn't stop for the holidays, please DONATE NOW and help us be there for them this Christmas.
"I didn't know where to turn. My health team were hard to reach and when I did talk to them they didn't seem to accept that what I was experiencing was a result of the treatment I was receiving. I was in a bad place mentally and emotionally, and I didn't feel as though anybody was listening."
At the Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ we see first hand how a prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment pathway impacts patients like Maurice, who had started experiencing concerning side effects from his hormone treatment and found himself anxious and distressed.
"The good thing about the Foundation is their commitment to ensure men and their families do not feel isolated and alone during the treatment process, and even afterwards."
Every September, businesses, community groups, families and individuals all over New Zealand join together getting the message out to New Zealand men to “get checked” for prostate cancer, and raise vital funds to help us improve outcomes for the more than 4,000 Kiwi men diagnosed with the disease every year.
Ride a blue bike, bake a blue cake, wear a blue cape, row across a lake, go for a run or hit a hole in one! This year’s campaign is all about encouraging people to Do Something Blue to Help a Mate Through. The sky’s the limit so hop on over to blueseptember.org.nz find out more.
Way to go New Zealand! Over 7900 of you stepped up to the challenge, going Dry for July. Collectively you raised over $1.1 million for people affected by cancer. Your support is helping Prostate Cancer NZ to provide nationwide support services to men and their families at a time when they need it the most, including the tailored exercise programme Prost-FIT. Find out more at dryjuly.co.nz.