More money for prostate cancer research

Funding boost from Federal Government

Last Thursday, I was invited by Movember to attend a joint announcement of increased funding by the Australian Federal Government and Movember Foundation.

$12m for research

Funding of $12m has been committed to fund a new prostate cancer research alliance over the next four years.

Health Minister Greg Hunt with prostate cancer survivors Alan White and Rob Bishop, and Joe from Movember 2018

L-R Joe (Movember), Rob (survivor), Greg Hunt (Health Minister), and Alan White (survivor)
Photo courtesy of L Photography { live laugh love } www.lphotography.com.au

Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, and Movember’s Executive Director of Programs, Paul Villanti, made the joint announcement at Movember’s HQ in Richmond.  For full details, click here.

For all those people who get involved each year to raise money for Movember, this is one way in which your funds are being directed.

It was great to meet Rob, a fellow prostate cancer survivor, who turned out to live nearby.  Joe, who works for Movember, is also dealing with his own prostate cancer journey.

We got to hear about Minister Greg Hunt’s own family story of prostate cancer.  It’s wonderful to have someone at the top who really gets it.

Health Minister Greg Hunt talking to prostate cancer survivors at Movember HQ Melbourne 2018

Greg Hunt (Federal Health Minister) talking prostate cancer stuff with survivors Rob, Alan and Joe at Movember HQ, Melbourne. September 2018.
Photo courtesy of L Photography { live laugh love }
www.lphotography.com.au

Many thanks to Sam from Movember for inviting me to attend and for her terrific organisation of the event.

NBN News gave good coverage of the announcement.

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