red socks project
Al Jefferson and Team Jefferson have won the solo category with Al announced as the series winner, crossing the line as the first solo rider, in the Race Across America.
Sponsored the The Rotary Club of Townsville Sunrise, Al Jefferson is an experienced multi-sport athlete who discovered a passion for RAAM after playing a strategic support crew role in the Team Australia 2015 campaign and as a Team Australia Rider in 2017. He has a reputation in the triathlon community as a fierce competitor and with good reason. His list of Ironman races is endless, qualifying and competing in the Ironman World Championships at Kona 8 times.
Al and his team have been sharing Prostate Cancer Awareness throughout the USA by wearing Project Red Socks merchandise and spreading the word about the program.
Prostate cancer, the most commonly detected cancer in Australin manes is estimated to be 23% of all new cancers found in males, responsible for 12% of male deaths. If detected early prostate cancer can be treated, significantly increasing the survival rate for this terrible disease.
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 of Red Socks is to promote Prostate Cancer awareness and encourage men over 50 years old 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:
1 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 years of age
- Prostate Cancer in young males is more aggressive
- Family history of the disease is relevant
Red Sock Kits:
- 1 x pair quality red socks with Rotary emblem embroidery,
- information forms on the initiative and how it works
contained in sealed gift package – cost $10 posted anywhere in Australia
P: 07 47784601/0429144921
F: 07 47780001
"Order red socks now
for a friend or loved one -
you might save a life!"
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