Early de­tec­tion can save lives

Golf day raises funds for can­cer re­search

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT -

BE­ING proac­tive with your health was the mes­sage for Gayn­dah’s golfers at the Think Be­yond Pink and Blue Char­ity Golf Day.

The Gayn­dah Golf Club and North Bur­nett Prostate Can­cer Sup­port Group raised aware­ness and money for the Kim Walters Think Pink Foun­da­tion and the Mo-vem­ber Foun­da­tion.

Guest speaker Ross Gom­er­sall, from Prostate Can­cer Aus­tralia, had a pow­er­ful mes­sage for those in at­ten­dance.

“Af­ter I was di­ag­nosed with prostate can­cer I was proac­tive withmy health. I askedmy brother to get tested. He was re­luc­tant to do so and the con­se­quences are that he is no longer with us to­day,” he said.

“You need to be proac­tive with your health. “Early de­tec­tion saves lives.” Mr Gom­er­sall en­cour­aged suf­fers to contact the North Bur­nett Prostate Can­cer Sup­port Group.

Email rus­selltyler@big­pond.com.

Photo: Bran­don Livesay

THINK BE­YOND PINK: Ross Gom­er­sall (in blue) with pink cray­ola’s Gus Slack, Brett Kreis and Lach­lan Wil­lis.

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