The Great Lakes Prostate Cancer Support Group has decided to make a grant to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PSFA) for cancer research from funds raised this year.
The support group, along with 170 other support groups across Australia, is affiliated with the PSFA.
The PCFA highlights the fact that 20000 men are diagnosed, and more than 3000 men die from prostate cancer every year in Australia.
The PCFA provides services including providing prostate cancer specialist nurses, and an online community service, which can be found at www.community.pcfa.org.au.
PCFA advises men over 50 or over 40 with a family history of prostate cancer to talk to their doctor about using the prostate cancer blood test as part of their regular health check-up.
The next Great Lakes Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 28 at 6.30 at Club Forster.
The meeting will recognise the continuing service of the support group since inception in 2004 in helping those diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families cope with the diagnosis.