Gisborne business backs prostate cancer education

A GISBORNE business is taking an active role in educating and fundraising for prostate cancer.

Corys Electrical Gisborne is pleased to be hosting Man in a Van as part of BlueSeptember — Facing up to prostate cancer.

Gisborne branch manager Anna Beard says the Man in a Van, which is travelling from Queenstown to Kerikeri to visit all 47 Corys branches, will be in Gisborne from about midday next Monday.

“As well as a whole lot of challenges for people to take part in, we are bringing in someone from the Cancer Society to educate our guys about what they should be doing for their prostate health.

“We will have hotdogs cooking on Monday and will be fundraising all month.”

Ms Beard said the company had a nationwide fund raising target of $80,000. Last year it raised $75,000 and it aims to improve on that.

The theme for BlueSeptember is “Man up and give prostate the finger.”

Among the challenges people can take part in is a car racing game where the fastest will win a trip for two to watch top car racing at Bathurst 2017.

There is also a challenge to set up an electrical distribution board where the winner takes home a tablet and $200 worth of prezzy cards.

Corys Electrical Gisborne is looking forward to the arrival of the Man in a Van on Monday and hopes old and new customers take the opportunity to drop in and learn about prostate cancer and donate to the cause.

Story by Gisborne Herald.

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