What is Blue September?
Blue September is the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s national awareness campaign.
Every year around 600 men die in New Zealand of prostate cancer. That is more than 600 fathers, sons, brothers, grandfathers – gone! This happens because men don’t know how dangerous the disease is, they don’t talk to their doctor about it, they simply don’t do anything about it. This has to stop. Deaths from prostate cancer can be prevented if the disease is detected early enough.
That’s why Blue September is about getting the word out about prostate cancer. If you buy a blue ribbon, paint your face blue, donate money to the Prostate Cancer Foundation or even tell people, you will be directly helping to lower the death rate and reduce the suffering from this disease.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation receives no government funding and we rely on the generosity of people to help us support men and their families who are going through the journey and spread the message for men to get regular checks.