Our Work

Our reason for being

We’ re here to do three very important jobs…

  1. To share knowledge and raise awareness among men (particularly young men who think they are bullet proof and nothing like this will ever happen to them) of what the prostate is and the simple testing process available to them to keep it in check.
  2. To fund dedicated Prostate Cancer Care Nurses and support men and their families living with prostate cancer.
  3. To lower the rates of advanced Prostate Cancer in this country and save precious lives. To do this we need to convince government and the community to pay more attention and dedicate more funds to education and screening.

The work we do

No bull and no bureaucracy, that’ s our mantra. We provide hands on help, support information and awareness, including:

Workplace Education Program

We encourage businesses big and small to educate their workforce about prostate cancer through our Workplace Education Program. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related death in Australian men, however if detected early almost 93% will survive.

Our Program educates employees about prostate cancer and motivates them to be proactive about this area of their health.


Book a visit to your workplace

On the Road Tours

Every year ManUp! hits the road and visits communities across rural and regional Queensland. We find that it’ s in these areas where the men are not taking care of their health the way they should and putting off testing till tomorrow or the next day.

Our aim is to educate and motivate them to ManUp! before it is too late..


Book a visit to your town on our next visit

Fundraising Events

ManUp! hosts two signature fundraising events throughout the year. It’ s a chance for everyone to have some fun, while helping a good cause.

Fashion Parade and High Tea – 15th October 2016

ManUp! Gala Dinner – 27th May 2017

 


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Support for men and their families living with Prostate Cancer

So little is said about Prostate Cancer generally, so it’ s no surprise that when you are diagnosed with it, there is very little support and information. ManUp! is dedicated to ensuring that every man living with prostate cancer has access to the support of a Prostate Cancer Care Nurse so that they have the information and care they need and deserve

Specialist Prostate Cancer Care Nurses

There are too few nurses who specialise in the care of Prostate Cancer patients. It is vital for men living with prostate cancer to have specific care so that they have more timely and easily understood information on the impact of treatment side effects on daily life. Prostate Cancer Care Nurses are a crucial point of contact for patients and their families by coordinating access to care and services such as physiotherapy and counselling. ManUp! ‘ s hope is for all men living with prostate cancer to have access to a Prostate Cancer Care Nurse in the future and are busily raising funds to ensure that this will become a reality.

Testimonials

  • “That was an awesome talk and I know everyone got a lot out of it. Most lads from our team learnt something. Just passing on my appreciation. I have booked in for a PSA at 8am tomorrow when I get home. Good stuff.”

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    • Rod Jones
      Team Leader - C Crew Drill and Blast - Clermont open Cut Mine.
  • “I just want to share with everyone what a great presentation we had yesterday with the MAN up team about prostate cancer. It was really well received by the Ops team and the spotless Teams. The presenters were fantastic.

    I believe this would be a great presentation for every team member for both SHELL and Spotless.

    Being a prostate cancer survivor at 47 years of age I hope that I can encourage everyone in your teams / villages / offices to contact MANUP and take this presentation to all of our teams as early detection saved my life and I am so lucky!”

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    • Stephen Knott
      Contract Manager - Spotless.
  • “This morning you presented to C Crew at Glencore’s Clermont Open Cut mine. As the safety rep for the haulage team I would like to extend you a very big THANK YOU.

    Your presentation was by far one of the best we have ever had here on site being very informative, down to earth and able to really connect with all crew members. For any presentation to keep the crew talking about the topic all day, especially this topic, is no small feat.”

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    • Cameron Trevethan
      C Crew Safety Rep/Operator - Clermont open Cut Mine.
  • “I’d like to say thank you very much for your recent visit to Burdekin Shire Council staff. I have had so much positive feedback from staff, with some saying they have made and attended appointments, along with others following up on their scores.”

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    • Julianne Priddle
      Human Resource Officer - Burdekin Shire Council.
  • “I just wanted to let you know that the presentation about prostate cancer was greatly appreciated. The presentation dismissed a lot of myths about the disease and highlighted the important things like the PSA test, getting it done every year and creating a baseline to compare your score. It was a very worthwhile presentation”

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    • Greg Collins
      D Crew Haulage Supervisor - Clermont open Cut Mine.