ROCKINGHAM’S Doc Henning recently passed his goal of raising $50,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
Mr Henning has had more brushes with cancer than any one person would expect, having lost his mother to breast cancer, his father and brother to prostate cancer, and his wife Kaye is a cancer survivor.
Having fundraised for the Breast Cancer Foundation of WA, in May 2010 Mr Henning turned his focus to men’s health.
Mr Henning’s fundraising success is due in part to his dedication and partly to his heavily decorated ute.
“Doc drives around in a ute with large signage on it saying he is raising funds for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (and) his ute attracts so much attention,” Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia state manager Cate Harman said.
“He often has people coming up to him and telling him he is doing wonderful work, often giving him a donation.
“Doc always has a well organised list of who has supported him and how much they have raised for him as it is very important to him that we always send out thank you letters and certificates to these people and acknowledge them.”
Mr Henning humbly told the Courier he was happy to help out where and however he could, and couldn’t have raised anything like the amount he has without the generosity of local people and businesses.