About prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer diagnosed in Australia, overtaking breast cancer as the country’s leading cause of cancer. 24,217 Australian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2022. 3,507 Australian men will die from prostate cancer in 2022.
Compared with men in the general population, men with prostate cancer are twice as likely to experience depression and three times more likely to experience anxiety. They have a 70% greater risk of suicide.
Compared to the general population, partners of men with prostate cancer are 50% more likely to suffer from clinical depression.
PROST! is helping men fight prostate cancer
Between the 1 July 2022 and the 31 July 2023, PROST! Exercise 4 Prostate Cancer Inc. conducted 4,453 member sessions over five venues a week providing support focusing on Muscle Mateship Mood.
This is 4,453 hours of positive group support provided to our members, and when coffee sessions are included, it dramatically increases the support time.
to the People.
With the support of our sponsors and through grants we have established five venues in the Perth metropolitan area. Our goal is to take PROST! to the People by establishing venues where there is a high instance of prostate cancer.
We have a proven evidence based group exercise program which can readily be setup in gyms around the state and the country. With the support of additional funding it is our objective to establish PROST! Australia thereby providing the support to many more suffering from the effects of being diagnosed with and suffering the effects pre or post treatment of prostate cancer.
PROST! is a not for profit registered Charity. All donations and grants over $2 are tax deductible.
To maintain existing and to setup new venues requires funding. We charge members a modest fee of $12.00 to attend a session. With numbers limited per session this does not cover the cost of running each venue. We rely on sponsorship, grants and donations.
We urge you to review the testimonials provided by our members. These are testament to the benefits provided by PROST!. We are keen to provide these benefits to a greater number of men and indirectly to their partners.
We welcome funding from sponsorship, grants and donations. If you are looking for an opportunity to provide a benefit to many prostate cancer sufferers in the community, we are only too happy to be a recipient of any funds you can provide, knowing it is being provided to a worthy cause.
Our charitable license details are provided below and will be provided on your payment receipt.
Association No: A1016422L
Fundraising Licence No: CC21631
Charity Name: PROST! EXERCISE 4 PROSTATE CANCER INC.
You can provide a donation to PROST! in one of two ways by making a directed donation via the form below or a direct deposit to our bank account.
Within 3 months of starting with PROST!, I could squat, kneel, lift weights, run around on the soccer field, and was much fitter than I have been for the past 10 years. My golf and bike riding activities have also benefited.
The PROST! exercise groups that I attend are filled with good humour, friendship and good will. The willingness of others to share their prostate cancer stories and histories, helped me to understand what the disease entails, and how you can in fact lead a long life into the future, despite a cancer diagnosis.
I have benefited greatly by attending PROST! from both a physical fitness and mental health perspective. I have no doubt also, that the exercise regimen has assisted me in coping with the almost inevitable side effects of prostate cancer treatment.
I highly recommend PROST! to anyone who is dealing with prostate cancer.
Barry member since 2022