Cupcakes Help Fight Prostate Cancer

University of Otago staff member Kathy Ferguson (left) and student Eeva Kumpula take part in a baking sale yesterday to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Blue September awareness-raising month. Photo: Gerard O’Brien

A baking sale and related events at the University of Otago’s Hunter Centre yesterday proved ”very successful”, raising more than $500 to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

School of pharmacy student and sale organiser Yasmin Abdul Aziz was ”very pleased” that at least $542 had been raised yesterday.

School staff, undergraduate students and postgraduate students – many of them wearing blue wigs – joined forces for the occasion.

Further money was expected to come in from yesterday’s activities, boosting the total raised for the foundation’s Blue September awareness-raising campaign, she said.

The foundation faced annual costs of $1.4million and did not receive any funding from the Government or the Ministry of Health, foundation board member and Dunedin co-ordinator Ken Cook said.

Prostate cancer killed more than 600 men a year and was the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men, he said.

Story by Otago Daily Times

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