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Health and Wellness Institute's "Big Aussie BBQ"

Wednesday, 28 September 2011


  • Vario Wellness Centre clients Mick Ryan, Paul Talma, Ray Edwards and Tom May pitched in to cook.

    Vario Wellness Centre clients Mick Ryan, Paul Talma, Ray Edwards and Tom May pitched in to cook.

ECU’s Health and Wellness Institute Staff and Vario Clinic Clients came together to support Prostate Cancer Research by participating in the “Big Aussie BBQ.”

Vario Wellness Centre clients Mick Ryan, Paul Talma, Ray Edwards and Tom May pitched in to cook and staff were on hand to assist with collecting gold coin donations.

Held in September each year the nationwide initiative sees communities from around Australia gather to host a BBQ to raise much needed funds for prostate cancer research.

The ECU Health & Wellness Institute is producing groundbreaking research in the area of cancer and exercise and one specific focus is on prostate cancer and exercise. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Australian men and the second most common cause of male cancer deaths. Tragically, this year almost 20,000 Australian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 3,300 men will die of the disease. What is not commonly understood is that men can be diagnosed with prostate cancer as early as in their forties.

Thanks to all those who participated, volunteered, donated to the cause, and of course, ate all those sausages!

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