Red Socks

*** Red Socks kits (as mentioned in the Townsville Bulletin) are available from Addison’s Universal Mitre 10 , Ingham Road, Townsville***

20170323 13_34_42-Red socks helping to kick prostate cancer in Townsville _ Townsville Bulletin

Link to full story: Townsville Bulletin Article

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Red Socks is an initiative of the Townsville Sunrise Rotary Club.   It is about saving lives through the early detection of Prostate Cancer.

In June 2013 long time Club member Denis Denmead PHF, passed away as a result of an aggressive Prostate Cancer illness.  Dennis was born in England and was a devout supporter of the Arsenal Football Club and as a result only wore red socks, which is Arsenal’s primary colour.

The idea is for Rotary Clubs to encourage their members to visit their doctor for a full prostate check and then recognize them by presenting them with a pair of red socks

Prostate Cancer Facts:

  • dennisdenmead1 in 9 males in Australia will get prostate Cancer
  • There are 24,000 male Rotarians in Australia – 2000 will be affected
  • Caused the death of 3,300 men in Australia in 2010
  • Higher death rate than Breast Cancer in women
  • The risk rate increases over 50 YOA
  • Prostate Cancer in young males is more aggressive
  • Family history of the disease is relevant

Red Sock Kits:

Contents include 1 x pair quality red socks with Rotary emblem embroidery, 1 x pin, information forms on the initiative and how it works, order form, evaluation form – contained in sealed gift package – cost $10 plus postage

Introductory Kit available for club use – include USB overhead presentation – $15

Supply/information contact:

E:  redsocks@townsvillesunrise.org.au

P:  07 47784601/0429144921

F:   07 47780001

AVAILABLE FOR CLUB PROMOTION – IDEAL GIFTS FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS – ALL PROCEEDS USED TO SUPPORT THE INITIATIVE

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