Shining a light on prostate cancer
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Historic Bonython Hall at the University of Adelaide has gone blue in support of prostate cancer awareness.
The hall is among a number of iconic buildings and venues around Australia that have been illuminated with a blue light as part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, including the Opera House in Sydney, Parliament House in Canberra, Parliament House in Melbourne and Kings Park in Perth.
In Adelaide, a number of other buildings along the beautiful North Terrace cultural boulevard have also been lit blue, including the State Library and the South Australian Museum.
The money raised during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month will help the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia continue to fund world-class Australian research into the disease.
More people are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year than with any other cancer. In 2010 alone, it is estimated that almost 20,000 Australian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 3300 Australian men will lose their life to this disease.
It is recommended that men aged 50 years and over should speak with their doctor annually about prostate cancer. If there is a family history of prostate cancer, men should speak with their doctor annually from the age of 40.
To make a donation to support prostate cancer research, visit www.prostate.org.au or phone 1300 00 PCFA (7232).