Author Archive: Claire Gard

Donation to Prostate Cancer Awareness

In amongst the training and playing hockey at the highest level for the Vantage Black Sticks, Natasha FitzSimons is a ‘Prostate Cancer Foundation Ambassador’. Having had a family member diagnosed with Prostate cancer, Natasha was very keen to get alongside the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Blue September coincided with the National Hockey League Championship and Natasha’s […]

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Give prostate cancer the finger! (in 8 languages)

The statistics: It’s Blue September – Prostate Cancer awareness month. One man every three hours will be diagnosed with prostate cancer; that’s eight every day and 3000 every year. 600 men will die annually from what is the number one male cancer in this country. The message of the campaign is that early detection saves lives […]

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Scooter ride honours relative

Scooter Challenge rider Kirstin Burdett said a few prayers during her 220km charity ride from Bluff to Queenstown. Astride  a pink polka-dot Honda Gyro three-wheeler named Cupcake, she was riding  in memory of her father-in-law, Alex Burdett who died three months ago from prostate cancer, aged 67. The Dunedin woman said it was a fitting […]

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Scooter Challenge opens up conversation about men’s health

Men do not always talk about their health or go to the doctors, so wanting to end the stigma, a fundraising event hopes to raise awareness of prostate cancer. The Southern Scooter Challenge 2017 started 10 years ago to open up a conversation about mens health and is still going strong. The event, which runs every second year, […]

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Hayden Squance sets early season marker in Blue September swim

On Sunday, 37 swimmers braved cool sea temperatures to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation in the fifth annual Blue September swim organised by the Nelson Triathlon Club. Hayden Squance made short work of the 650m course, finishing in 8 minutes 31 seconds. Matthew Hansen handled the organisational side of the event on behalf […]

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Golfers raise thousands for prostate cancer

Stormy weather in Nelson didn’t stop more than a hundred golfers getting out on the green for a tournament to raise money for prostate cancer. Twenty seven teams of four players braved heavy rain and winds at the charity event set up by Nelson College students at Nelson Golf Club on Friday, raising more than $6500. Josh Simpson, one of the four students […]

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Bikers turn blue to raise awareness for prostate cancer

Doused in blue hair dye and tinsel, more than 200 bikers roared their engines for the the annual Blue September in Auckland on Sunday. The idea was to attract attention to the month-long series of events highlighting the devastating effects of prostate cancer, and the motorcycle riders who turned out to ride from Pakuranga to Silverdale certainly […]

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