Event raises awareness of prostate cancer

It will be on September 13-14, with all proceeds to be donated to Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA).

Mr Ledger is a prostate cancer survivor and did not hesitate to be part of the event, which aims to increase the awareness of it as the most common cancer for men in Australia.

Now in its second year, the event has expanded to 100 riders, is part of Prostate Cancer Awareness month and will support PCFA’s Big Aussie Barbie campaign, which is the national fundraising initiative for PCFA.

Mr Ledger will travel with and support the cyclists for the entire event and is urging people to get involved.

‘It is most important for men, probably from as early their late 30s, to establish a base reading for their PSA (prostate specific antigen), which can be achieved from a simple blood test,’ he said.

‘Any increase no matter how minor should be vigilantly followed up.’