Young branch of Tegra Australia has joined in the fight against prostate cancer by raising awareness and funds for the local prostate cancer support group.
On purchasing a new truck recently the quarry and concrete business saw the opportunity to support a local charity and felt the Prostate Cancer Support Group Young to be appropriate.
The concrete mixer has since been sign written with the iconic blue ribbon symbolising their support for the charity, and will in turn donate $1 per metre cubed of concrete delivered from this particular truck.
Group general manager of Tegra Australia, Geoff Bunn, said the business is proud to be in a position to support the worthy group.
He said it’s a way for the community to indirectly give back to a local organisation.
“We decided we’d support a local group somehow and decided the best would be this one considering it’s predominately a male-orientated industry,” Geoff said.
“You know how men are about their health – as far as health’s concerned there’s never anything wrong with us, and when there is we don’t like to admit it. So we’re encouraging men to be more proactive in their health.”
Local prostate cancer survivors, Chris Beckhaus and Barry Hazelgrove, said the gesture will raise awareness of the illness that is estimated to claim the lives of 3,398 males in Australia this year.
“By this truck being driven around town we hope to make men more aware of it and have regular check-ups,” Barry said. “On behalf of Young Prostate Cancer Support Group we’d like to thank Tegra very much for their support.”
The pair used this opportunity to remind men of the importance of regular check-ups.
“We recommend men have their annual PSA test – it only takes a couple of minutes,” Chris said.
Further to support local men’s health The Rotary Club of Young will be hosting a free men’s health forum at the Young Services Club on Tuesday, November 8 from 6.30pm. Also supporting the night will be the Prostate Cancer Support Group Young, Hilltops Suicide Prevention Network Inc, and guest speakers Dr Ray Stanton, Dr Tom Douch, Christine Britton and Jeremy Godwin.
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