Prostate Cancer is the number one cancer affecting men in New Zealand - one in eight men will be diagnosed in their lifetime, one is diagnosed every three hours and at least one will die each day.
Blue September is all about raising awareness around prostate cancer, particularly because early detection can be the best protection. At Farmers, we‘re wholeheartedly supporting Blue September to help keep New Zealand men healthy.
This year more than ever it’s imperative for Kiwis to ‘go blue’ this Blue September to join the fight and raise funds for the special men in our lives – our mates, fathers, brothers, uncles and grandfathers.
New statistics reveal that almost 300 fewer men were diagnosed in March and April this year as a result of New Zealand’s lockdown, when compared to the same period last year.
This year it is personal for Blue September ambassador Jason Gunn who lost his long-time friend and voice to the puppet Thingee to prostate cancer earlier this year.
During the 3rd to the 16th of September, Farmers will be taking open donations in store.
For all those who donate, you will receive a blue ribbon of support as a thank you for helping to keep our men healthy.
100% of the funds you donate go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ to support men and their families living with prostate cancer and to create awareness about the need for yearly check-ups and early diagnosis.
If you or someone you know needs support or would like to find out more, please call 0800 4 PROSTATE or visit www.blueseptember.org.nz