WELL known identity and Marian Grove resident, Michael Barnes hosted his annual charity golf day for prostate cancer Sunday 13th October at the Sawtell Golf Club. In its 3rd year runnng, this year’s event attracted approximately 120 enthusiastic starters with all proceeds going to the Cancer Council NSW for research and awareness.
To symbolise prostate cancer, participants were asked to wear blue and decorate their carts or buggies in the colour.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Australian men, and as the population grows and ages, it is expected the number diagnosed with this disease will continue to increase.
18 men are diagnosed with the disease every day in NSW, with three losing their lives to it daily in the state.
Early detection is the best defence we have at the moment.
This years Michael Barnes charity golf day raised a whopping $3200 for this important cause.
We admire Michael and Pauline Barnes for their ongoing efforts to raise awareness and funds, not only towards Prostate cancer, but Breast Cancer as well.