Subiaco's Blue September
- Thursday, 06 September 2012
Former West Coast Eagle Ross Glendinning and Garth stuff around with their new face paint designs.
It is a blue September at Subiaco.
Blue Septemberis a charity aimed at using face paint as a fun way of delivering a serious message about 'facing up to cancer in men'.
Why did they choose the colour blue? Blue is for men and we lose too many of the to skin, bowel, and testicular cancer.
What does this have to do with Subiaco Football Club?
Well we have joined forces with the Prostate Cancer Club Australia to allow them to use our facilities as part of their recovery.
They will use our gym once every couple of days as part of their rehabilitation.
The program aims to establish community based group exercise sessions, under the guidance of physiotherapists (Jo & Dean Milios) and exercise physiologists (Eric Martin & Ceri Atkinson).
Facts about Men's Cancer
- 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85
- 1 in 4 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer by the age of 85
20% more men are diagnosed with cancer than women More than 50,000 men are diagnosed each year and almost half of these men will die from it.
The charity Blue September supports the Australian Prostate Cancer Research and Australian Cancer Research Foundation.
To donate: <click here>