AFL pre-season clash to raise money for prostate cancer

Hire a Hubby Managing Director for Western Australia and the Northern Territory Peter Dohnt. Photo: Aaron Kirby
Hire a Hubby Managing Director for Western Australia and the Northern Territory Peter Dohnt. Photo: Aaron Kirby

FREMANTLE and Carlton won’t be the only potential winners at the upcoming Marsh Community Series (AFL pre-season) clash held at David Grays Arena in Mandurah.

Hire a Hubby is hosting a fundraising Aussie Barbecue at the game on February 29 with the help of Peel Thunder Football Club, and is hoping to raise $5000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA).

They are looking for as many volunteers as possible, with the money going towards research as well as support for those going through prostate cancer.

In Australia, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, with one in six receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.

Hire a Hubby Managing Director for Western Australia and the Northern Territory Peter Dohnt said the idea behind the sausage sizzle is it makes it easier to talk to men.

“The good thing about the barbeque is it gives you a chance to talk with the guys, so we actually talk directly to those guys and ask them have you seen your doctor; have you had a prostate cancer check? Well if you haven’t, here is a brochure,” he said.

“When they read the stats in the brochure they start to understand how big it is and maybe they’re the guys that haven’t had a check, and they will go and get a check.”

Hire a Hubby has raised about $500,000 over 300 franchises nationwide from barbeques as well as taking a dollar from every invoice and donating it to the PCFA.

“It’s our goal to put something back into the community,” Mr Dohnt said.

The PCFA is dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men through funding world-leading innovative research, implementing awareness and education programs as well as supporting men through evidence-based resources, support groups and prostate cancer specialist nurses.

Bounce down for the Fremantle-Carlton game is 4.10pm but there is also a game on before the match starting at 1pm, and a futures clash afterwards at 7.15pm.

People interested in volunteering at the barbeque should contact Joanne Jones, PCFA State Fundraising Manager on 08 6103 8759 or via email at joanne.jones@pcfa.org.au.