What Blue Do are you going to do?

Blue September returns – the month dedicated to raising awareness of prostate cancer, and raising funds to help improve the health outcomes for the 42,000 men and their whānau living with prostate cancer in New Zealand.

Prostate cancer is now New Zealand’s most diagnosed cancer, and this year 4,000 will be diagnosed with the disease. Run by the Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ (PCFNZ), Blue September is the Foundation’s annual fundraising campaign with every dollar raised during the month used to help provide essential wrap-around support services for those impacted by a prostate cancer diagnosis.

Funds raised will also be used to help support vital research into the disease and its impact, to create awareness through education and outreach programmes, and to advocate for better access to diagnosis and treatments that are so desperately needed.

What something blue you do, is up to you! It could take the form of an event such as a BBQ, a morning tea or a golf day through to a challenge such as a run, bike or swim or even just digging deep to support a mate doing their something blue.

This year PCFNZ is lighting up major landmarks across New Zealand during September to help colour the country blue in recognition of the impact of New Zealand’s most diagnosed cancer.

People will see the following landmarks lit up blue starting from Auckland’s Harbour Bridge, Eden Park, Spark Arena, Hamilton’s Victoria Bridge and SkyCity, Taupo Hilton, Hasting’s Clock Tower, Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre, New Plymouth’s Clock Tower, Nelson’s Clock Tower, Christchurch Airport & Tower, and Memorial Arches all the way down to Dunedin’s Toitu Settler museum.

Every effort, every activity, every dollar, every cent, however small, helps to improve the health outcomes of Kiwi men. So do something blue to help a mate through this September.

To support the 1 in 8 Kiwi men and their families affected by Prostate Cancer, visit the Blue September website.

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