Posts Tagged ‘Buck Shelford’

Buck3PROSTABLOG NZ: Former All Black captain Buck Shelford (right) took the message about being checked for prostate cancer to a gathering of builders, customers and staff at Porirua Placemakers early Friday.

“There was much embarrassing amusement about ‘the finger’ amongst the men, of course,” says Ian Morrison, Wellington branch chairman for the NZ Prostate Cancer Foundatio.

Attending a barbeque organised by Placemakers, Buck autographed three rugby balls, which were auctioned, signed some teeshirts, and talked to people.

Then eight brave men and a woman submitted to the clippers and lost their locks for the cause.

Plenty of funds were raised for prostate cancer awareness, says Ian.


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PROSTABLOG NZ: One of the icons of this year’s Blue September prostate awareness campaign – former All Black captain Buck Shelford (left) – will be in Porirua early this Friday at a fund-raising barbeque.

He’s special guest at the event being staged by the city’s Placemakers store.

A number of Placemakers staff members will be shaving their heads to help raise money for the prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ, for whom Blue September is the annual awareness event.

Buck and the BBQ kick off at 7am.

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PROSTABLOG NZ: MP Paul Hutchison – chair of the upcoming Parliamentary inquiry into prostate cancer – is making no secret of where his sympathies lie when it comes to increasing awareness of the disease.

He will be one of the Blue September prostate cancer “dawn walkers” in Manukau City this weekend.

His allegiance to the cause of reducing confusion about prostate cancer and advice given to men was strongly established earlier this month when he published an opinion piece in the Capital city’s morning newspaper, the Dominion Post.



In that, he called the present situation “untenable”.

His stance contrasts strongly with at least one other member of the Health Select Committee, Green list MP Kevin Hague, who called it a waste of time as soon as it was announced in June.

Dr Hutchison’s tramp through early morning Auckland will be on one of three dawn walks for Blue September that kick off at 7am this Sunday – in Wellington, Napier and Manukau City.

The Wellington one starts at the Freyberg Pool in Oriental Parade, the Napier jaunt from the Soundshell in Marine Parade, and the Auckland one goes from Totara Park in Manurewa.

Particpants are encouraged to turn up in blue clothing and wearing blue face paint, like that worn by the campaign’s celebrity figureheads, Buck Shelford, Paul Holmes, and TVNZ reporter John Sellwood.


WELLERS DAWN WALK: Around Mt Vic - 7am Sunday - start at Freyberg Pool.

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JULY 25: PROSTABLOG NZ:  Barry Young, long-serving president of the NZ Prostate Cancer Foundation, was re-elected for his sixth term today, but this may be his last.

Barry, who has been involved with the foundation for a decade and has become known as its media figurehead, says he will be stepping down as foundation CEO, but will continue as president for at least another year to ensure continuity.

About 50 people attended the foundation’s annual meeting in Napier today, electing a new executive committee.

The meeting got a first look at a new series of DVDs on prostate cancer, fronted by prominent urologists Robin Smart and Peter Davison, and featuring celebrity patients like broadcaster Paul Holmes, as well as former All Black captain Buck Shelford, who suffered a different form of cancer but who campaigns on behalf of Maori men who suffer prostate cancer.

The series explains all aspects of prostate cancer screening and treatment and is now available on the foundation’s website.


Barry Young at today’s prostate cancer foundation AGM showing Lin Tucker one of the balloons – coloured blue to match the organisation’s new fund-raising brand, Blue September – used in a marketing demonstration.

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