Time to hit green for pink and blue

Event to drive home need for reg­u­lar tests

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT -

PROSTATE can­cer aware­ness is the fo­cus of this Satur­day’s Think Be­yond Pink and Blue Golf Day.

Gayn­dah Golf Course will host the event with com­peti­tors tee­ing off at 10am.

Ross Gom­er­sall from Prostate Can­cer Aus­tralia will be talk­ing to the play­ers about the need for men to have a reg­u­lar PSA test for prostate can­cer.

Mr Gom­er­sall is a can­cer sur­vivor, and brother of the fa­mous Rugby League ref­eree Barry Gom­er­sall (known as the Grasshop­per).

“There will be a num­ber of men 40 years old, and older, play­ing and it is this group of men who should be hav­ing reg­u­lar tests,” North Bur­nett Prostate Can­cer sup­port group con­venor Russ Tyler said.

“They are a hard group to contact and pos­si­bly even harder to con­vince to get tested so we hope Ross’ talk will jolt them into ac­tion,” Mr Tyler said.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

CAN­CER AM­BAS­SADOR: Ross Gom­er­sall will speak at the Think Be­yond Pink and Blue Golf Day in Gayn­dah this week­end.

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