Dialog Box

Thanks Australian Venue Co.!

All the treasured men in our lives have been given fresh hope should they ever be diagnosed with prostate cancer thanks to hospitality group Australian Venue Co. (AVC).

AVC has been a corporate partner of PA Research Foundation’s men’s health and prostate cancer research campaign MANDATE since 2012, with this year celebrating 10 years together and raising over $140,000 for the Foundation to put toward vital prostate cancer research.

The funds could not have come at a more crucial time in the fight against what is now Australia’s most common cancer, with new statistics showing prostate cancer has overtaken breast cancer.

“It is estimated that there will be more than 24,000 diagnosed cases of prostate cancer this year which equates to 150 cases per 100,000 males. This surge in diagnoses is why AVC’s continued support is so crucially important and why we value their passion and ongoing dedication to MANDATE and men's health,” PA Research Foundation Chief Executive Officer Damian Topp said.

AVC's popular tradie afternoon's were a great way they spread the men's health message.

“In the last 10 years they have raised over $1.38 million for Prostate Cancer research by the PA Hospital campus based Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre of Queensland whose goal is to not only increase survival rates but also extend the lives of men diagnosed with late stage prostate cancer, giving them more time with their friends and family.

“We are incredibly grateful to AVC, not only for the funds raised each year for MANDATE, but also for the important conversations they have with their patrons and communities about prostate cancer and the awareness they raise of men’s health as a result.”

84 AVC venues across Queensland banded together to raise funds led by the Mango Hill Tavern, with staff there helping to raise $7,488.

They were followed close behind by the Bribie Island Hotel with $6,160, Sands Tavern with $4,715, Springlake Hotel $3,683 and Cleveland Tavern $3,092.

Funds were raised through various events and initiatives in each venue throughout June and July as well as the annual AVC Charity golf Day organised by AVC staff members Dave Matthews and Tara Heaton which this year raised an amazing $20,800 for the cause.

“We cannot thank AVC, their staff and every one of their customers across Queensland enough for all of their support for our MANDATE initiative, because of them research is continuing to progress, and more men are having conversations about their health. We are already looking forward to next year’s campaign,” Mr Topp said.

09 September 2022
Category: News
Tags: #cancerresearch, #mandate, #menshealth, #prostatecancer,