TONY PASIN MP
MEMBER FOR BARKER
ASSISTANT SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT
BIG AUSSIE BBQ DELIVERS FOR PROSTATE CANCER
Tony Pasin’s ninth Big Aussie BBQ has raised over $1000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
The ninth year of the event brings the total amount raised to well over $8,000 thanks to the generosity of the Mount Gambier community.
“Every September since 2015, I’ve held a Big Aussie BBQ to support our local Prostate Cancer Support Group and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia raise funds and awareness,” Mr Pasin said.
In 2014 Mr Pasin attended the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia’s Big Aussie Barbie at Parliament House, Canberra.
“It was at that BBQ in 2014 that the startling facts about the diagnosis and death rate of prostate cancer were made plain to me – it is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australian men,” Mr Pasin said.
“Thanks to the generosity of our community, and the volunteer effort of the local Prostate Cancer Support Group we have raised thousands of dollars for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. But most importantly, we’ve had hundreds of conversations over the BBQ over the years and if just one of those conversations led to an early diagnosis that saved a life – it’s all worth it,” Mr Pasin.
Mr Pasin thanked local businesses, Bakers Delight Commercial Street, Shelton’s Butchers and Coates Hire who he said were instrumental in making the BBQ possible.
He also thanked Key2Sale, who gave a generous $500 dollar donation.
For further information on prostate cancer visit the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Website at www.prostate.org.au/
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