The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon has congratulated the Defence motorcyclists who have raised more than $81,000 towards prostate cancer programs.
“I was on hand earlier this month, to see off 40 motorcyclists from Canberra, including Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin. At the time, the Defence Long Ride team had already raised $70,000.
“The 120 Defence Long Riders who undertook the motorcycle ride from various Defence bases to Cairns have done a fantastic job, and should be proud of their achievement,” he said.
“Prostate cancer is a terrible disease which affects more than 20,000 men each year, and sadly, some 3300 will die from it.
The funding goes to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, to assist in its programs of providing support, education and engagement with males around the country.
“Encouraging men to be aware of their health and to speak with their doctor about prostate cancer can lead to early diagnosis and a better chance of successful treatment and ultimately survival,” Mr Snowdon said.
Minister Snowdon’s office: Marcus Butler (02) 6277 7820
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