Sink putts to sink can­cer

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CAR lover and sports fa­natic An­drew Mcin­tyre has led the charge of men as a can­cer sur­vivor. Di­ag­nosed with stage three melanoma when he was only 38 years old, An­drew re­mem­bers the shock­ing mo­ment in 2010 that changed his life for­ever.

“I’ll never for­get the mo­ment the doc­tor told me I had melanoma and it had spread. It didn’t seem real that I only had a 50/50 chance of sur­vival,” said An­drew.

“I didn’t have chemo, so I got to keep my beau­ti­ful gin­ger hair,” he said with a smile. “Although I’m not com­pletely in the clear, I am get­ting my life back on track. When my wife Paula needed more in­for­ma­tion or had any ques­tions, she called Can­cer Coun­cil NSW’S Helpline so she could down­load her feel­ings and fears and stay strong for me.”

As part of his on­go­ing ef­fort to in­crease aware­ness about the dis­ease, An­drew is a big sup­porter of Can­cer Coun­cil NSW.

This sum­mer, Can­cer Coun­cil NSW and An­drew are look­ing for pas­sion­ate golfers to join forces with oth­ers in their com­mu­nity and help raise funds to sup­port can­cer re­search.

Host­ing a golf day is easy, and the Do Your Thing web­site is a site where hun­dreds of in­di­vid­u­als can reg­is­ter to host their own event to help raise money to fight can­cer. All you need to do is:

1. Book the date and tee off time with your club.

2. Visit our web­site to find out more and reg­is­ter www.doy­ourthing.com.au/golf-thing

3. Start invit­ing all your friends and fam­ily

4. Set a fundrais­ing tar­get

Tony Naoum at Can­cer Coun­cil NSW said get­ting golfers to reg­is­ter for a day out on the course aims to not only raise funds for the cause, but also reach out to peo­ple with an im­por­tant mes­sage about things they can do to re­duce their risk of can­cer.

“About a third of all can­cers can be pre­vented through healthy life­style choices. You can cut your can­cer risk by not smok­ing, re­duc­ing al­co­hol in­take, eat­ing healthily and ex­er­cis­ing reg­u­larly,” he said.

“Golfers spend a lot of time out­doors so it’s im­por­tant they adopt sun safety mea­sures such as wear­ing a hat, sun­glasses and sun­screen, if they no­tice any changes they should speak to their GP’S as soon as pos­si­ble.” he said.

You can sink balls to sink can­cer! Reg­is­ter at www.doy­ourthing.com.au/golf-thing

An­drew Mcin­tyre (right) en­joy­ing out­door sports with wife Paula

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