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Life Force: prostate cancer survivor Greg Kidd gets behind PCFA Albany awareness initiative

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Prostate cancer survivor Greg Kidd.
Camera IconProstate cancer survivor Greg Kidd. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany local and program volunteer Greg Kidd is looking forward to engaging with the community as part of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia’s community cancer awareness initiative Life Force, which has officially launched in Albany.

Mr Kidd is one of the more than 24,000 Australian men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.

“Public awareness of prostate cancer saves lives through early detection,” he said.

“I am one of the men diagnosed every 22 minutes in Australia and my own experience with the disease has motivated me to speak out about men’s health.”

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A trained speaker, Mr Kidd will visit local businesses and community organisations in the Albany region as part of the PCFA Life Force program to provide prostate cancer information sessions.

Prostate cancer survivor Greg Kidd at home.
Camera IconProstate cancer survivor Greg Kidd at home. Credit: Laurie Benson

“Alongside fellow volunteers from across the country, I will be giving people the chance to learn lifesaving information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options,” Mr Kidd said.

“I encourage you to reach out and book in a presentation today — you could help save another life.”

Launched in Sydney in 1996, the PCFA has brought together prostate cancer support groups around Australia and was declared the peak national body in 2001.

“There has never been a more important time to prioritise health and wellbeing in the workplace and in the community,” PCFA CEO Anne Savage said.

“The Life Force program will help us reduce the burden of prostate cancer for all Australians, mobilising the community to drive research, prevention and early detection, improved treatment, and world-class psychosocial care.

“Our team of dedicated and passionate community speakers are activating and motivating workplaces and community groups to play their part in helping to make prostate cancer history.”

Community members interested in becoming involved with Life Force are encouraged to visit www.pcfa.org.au/awareness/pcfa-life-force-program or phone 1800 22 00 99.

For prostate cancer information and support, visit www.pcfa.org.au.

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