Together we raised a record
“Thank you to all the incredibly generous Farmers customers who supported this year’s Blue September in-store appeal. The record result of $169,098.35 will make a real difference to the health and well-being of Kiwi men facing the impact of prostate cancer by enabling greater awareness and support, and funding vital research that leads to better diagnostic and treatment procedures here in New Zealand.”
Graeme Woodside, CEO, The Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand
Every year over 600 men die in New Zealand of prostate cancer. This affects our fathers, sons, brothers, grandfathers every year - our men! Many of these deaths can be prevented if the disease is detected early enough. This is not an ‘old man’s disease’; men younger than 40 have been known to get prostate cancer.
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.
Just one year into their relationship, Jude's husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Watch Jude talk about her story and the powerful message she shares.
Watch Jason Gunn talk about how he found out his Dad had prostate cancer and why he’s committed to Blue September.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation receives no government funding so they rely on the generosity of New Zealanders to help them support the men and their families who are going on this journey.
We accepted open donations in store from September the 1st to the 16th. Everyone who donated received a blue ribbon of support as a thank you for helping to keep our men healthy.
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