The serious message behind underwear

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 25-Aug-2017

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THE Bendigo Prostate Cancer Support Group has used the old Bendigo Bank headquarters as a clothesline for its giant undies ahead of a busy three months for the group’s members.

The pair of underpants pictured on the banner is a symbol for the message the group strives to put in men’s heads every day.

Des Woodward and Bert Moorhead, both survivors of prostate cancer, want men to have their prostate-specific antigen screened through the simple process of a blood test next time you are visiting a general practitioner.

“When you go to the doctor, it should automatically be on the list of things to do,” Mr Woodward said.

To raise awareness, he and three fellow survivors ran through Hargreaves Mall last Thursday in only their underpants.

On September 3, the Run for Dad on Fathers Day will be held at Bendigo racecourse.

The event raises funds for prostate cancer research.

And The Bloke’s Biggest Lunch will take place on November 24 featuring Australian champion boxer Danny Green as the guest speaker.

The support group also meets monthly on every last Thursday of the month at the National Hotel for a catch up and meal.

A contact for the group is Neil Macdonald on 0430 037 922

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