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Fundraiser for prostate cancer

Lynne Mowbray |

The Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club (SICYC) will be returning to the Clarence River from Thursday May 23 – Wednesday May 29, for their annual ‘Cruise the Clarence’, visit to our region.

The club which raises money for The Prostate Cancer Foundation –to promote prostate cancer research and awareness, wish to invite the public to join them for their presentation dinner in the Reception Room at the Yamba Shores Tavern on Wednesday May 29 from 6pm.

Guest speaker on the evening is the Ambassador for the Prostate Foundation of Australia, the Honourable Jim Lloyd.

Jim, who has had prostate cancer, will give an address on prostate cancer along with the latest information on research. He will also be stressing the importance of having a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test done, to have a base line to compare for future testing.

At the end of his address he will answer questions from the crowd or speak with you privately if needed.

‘Cruise the Clarence 2019’ organiser Glad Smith said that as the aim of SICYC is to raise awareness for prostate cancer, they are inviting the general public (men and women) to understand the issues surrounding this sneaky ailment. 

“More men die from prostate cancer each year, than women die from breast cancer,” Glad said.

“The Hon. Jim Lloyd was the Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads (2004-2007) and Federal Member for Robertson (1996 – 2007).

“Entertainment on the night will be provided by ‘Full Circle”- (John Church and Joy Lauder).

“The band will be playing music and singing for us as a donation to SICYC, so it should be a great Farewell night for us.

“Any donations on the night will be gratefully received and acknowledged by Jim and cheques can be made out to: the ‘Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia’.

For more information contact: [email protected]