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Turn Blue This September

Did you know Australia has the highest rate of prostate cancer in the developed world?

Or that more than 50,000 men are diagnosed with some form of cancer and nearly 22,000 die from cancer each year?

These statistics are horrifying.

But what’s more alarming is that at least one in three of these cases is preventable.

Simple lifestyle changes could potentially save thousands of lives, such as reducing alcohol intake, getting regular exercise, eating a balanced diet, and quitting smoking.

Even just knowing the symptoms of cancer, such as a lump, a nagging cough or unexplained weight loss, can be life-saving as you can detect the disease early on and have a better chance at survival.

That’s why this September, my team at Todd Devine Homes and I will be helping to shine the light on men’s cancer and Blue September – Fighting cancer in men.

Blue September is a nationwide campaign that drives awareness for all cancers that affect men – not just prostate and testicular cancer, but also bowel, lung, liver, pancreatic and other cancers, and raises vital funds for Australian Prostate Cancer Research and the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

To help raise awareness and funds for this fantastic organisation, I have put my team to the task of raising $5,000 for Blue September. If they can complete this mission by 11:59pm Monday 29th September 2014, I will let them turn me BLUE for an entire day! Blue face paint, blue hair, you name it!

So if like them you’d love to see me looking like a Smurf for a day, help us make a difference by donating via our Supporter Pageand help spread awareness for men’s cancer and Blue September – Fighting cancer in men.

The more the word gets out there, the more we can help to reduce these horrifying statistics by encouraging regular health checks and better lifestyle choices.

I know I for one will be heading to the doc’s this month for a check-up. Will you?

– Todd Devine

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