Cupcakes Help Fight Prostate Cancer
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