This year Suit Up September day falls on a Friday. It’s a good day to organise a function at the office. Don’t forget to order your stickers early & if you want a really powerful speaker for your event, there is no better than the legendary 1986 winner of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, Thulani Sibisi, who is a prostate cancer survivor.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and The Prostate Cancer Foundation is asking you to suit up on the 27th September to help create awareness about prostate cancer.
What is Suit Up September all about?
We’re asking men and women to wear a suit on the 27th September and to purchase a “Suit Up September” sticker to help create awareness about prostate cancer.
All funds raised will be used to support the education, awareness and research initiatives that we implement.
How can companies, organisations and individuals get involved?
You can simply purchase your “Suit Up September” stickers directly from The Prostate Cancer Foundation and wear a suit on 27th September 2017 or you could organise an event where wearing a suit would be unusual.
Stickers cost R20 each plus a courier fee which is dependent on the delivery address.
Cool ways to celebrate Suit Up September and help create awareness about Prostate Cancer
Firstly, order your stickers from the Prostate Cancer Foundation and wear them, regardless of what activity you have chosen. Secondly take photos, upload them to social media and tag them with #suitupseptember. If you’re wearing our stickers we’ll load them onto our pages.
Suit Up for work
Arrange with your work colleagues to wear your best suits on 27th September and have a prize for the best dressed man and lady. If you always wear a suit to work, add a twist by all wearing bow ties or tuxedos.
Suit Up to braai some wors
Invite your mates around for a “Suit Up September braai”.
Suit Up for your weekly sporting activity
Arrange with your team mates to suit-up for a sports event in September. If it’s too hot you can cheat and just wear a tie. Get your mates to suit up for your local Park Run.
Suit Up and Cycle
Organise an informal Suit Up September cycle ride with your mates.
Suit Up and watch the Bokke
Suit Up and watch the rugby.
Follow us on social media to stay up to date with the campaign and see which celebrities are supporting us.
Johannesburg- and Pretoria-based companies can also book the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s exhibition stand with educational material and a men’s health wellness advisor. We also provide speakers to educate men about prostate cancer.
Why is it important to create awareness about prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting men throughout the world. The risk for prostate cancer increases with age and 70% of men over the age of 70 are likely to be affected. Treatments for prostate cancer are highly effective, particularly if the disease is detected early. Creating awareness about prostate cancer can save lives. Men who have been educated about prostate cancer are more likely to go for their annual screening tests. Detecting prostate cancer early facilitates the best treatment options. There are normally no symptoms in the early stages of prostate cancer which is why screening is so important.
To purchase Suit-Up September stickers e-mail: email@example.com
Listen to Prof. Shingai Mutambirwa telling you to get your prostate checked.
Follow the below link to listen to the audio file for the interview with Prof. Shingai Mutambirwa where he lets you know to have your prostate checked.
11 brave souls rode for 3 days through the Swartland winelands in order to create awareness around prostate cancer and to raise funds.
Day 1 began in Wellington with a spectacular ride through the farmlands surrounding Diemersfontein Wine Estate. After the initial 5km warm-up the cyclists settled in for a long 70km haul to Riebeek Kasteel. A good few riders were adjusting to their cleats and bailed. Fortunately there were no serious injuries. Aki Anastasiou from radio 702 was not able to provide en-route traffic reports but fortunately it was predominantly tractors and sheep that caused the odd snarl-up. Our Daytrippers guide, Steve, ensured that there were no stragglers left behind. On reaching Riebeek Kasteel West ,PCF’s CEO Andrew Oberholzer collpased in exhaustion in the town square and refused to proceed without first enjoying liquid refreshment. Everyone welcomed the opportunity to down a cold beer before riding the last 5km stretch to the hotel for the overnight stay. Good food, fine wine and soft beds were appreciated by all.
Day 2 proved to be the easiest ride – a fairly gentle 60km ride to Tulbagh which was completetd by lunch time. Some of the more energetic cyclists felt cheated and our friendly Daytrippers guide, Steve, agreed to take them on an extra single track excursion in the forests. The 10km uphill proved to be very taxing but this was followed by a wild 10km downhill on single track. The result was a good few spectacular bails. Chrisian Rodseth, Marketing and Sales Director at Janssen, proved to be the most adept at high flying. Astoundingly there were no serious injuries. The remaining more ‘genteel’ riders chose to engage in a more culturally oriented afternoon activity – Dr Lance Coetzee and his wife, Lilla, Prof Shingai Mutambirwa PCF director, Jorika Marx and PCF CEO, Andrew Oberholzer, enjoyed wine tasting at the Saronsberg and Tweejonggezellen Estates. After a rowdy dinner the group retired early in preparation for the final day.
Day 3 began with cool, misty weather and a sombre breakfast mood. The entrepid Bainskloof Mountain Pass lay ahead and only the young and fearless felt no anxiety. After a beautiful start through off-the-beaten-track farmlands, the riders emerged at a welcome water point just before the start of the infamous 15km long Bainskloof Pass. 17 year old Wade Oberholzer and equally young-at-heart Sean Searle (from Janssen) shot up the pass effortlessly. Dr Lance Coetzee and Christian Rodseth helped Andrew Oberholzer by allowing him to slipstream all the way up…..and even waited patiently halfway up for Andrew to catch his breath. Dean Fossett (the robotics whizz from Earth Medical) and Shingai followed closely in their tracks. The stragglers arrived shortly afterwards. After the summit came the exhilirating downhill through Wellington to the end point at Diemersfontein Wine Estate.
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