It'll be a Man Date this Monday!

Mens’ health will be in the spotlight at the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys home game against the Eels this Monday when the PA Research Foundation’s annual Man“date”, a men’s health initiative dominates Cowboys Community Corner at 1300SMILES Stadium.

Through a range of activities, big-screen and on-ground announcements, Cowboys Community Corner will be sending a wakeup call to all men attending the game, urging them all to make a ‘date’ with their doctor and to take responsibility to seek medical attention if they have a health concern. 

PA Research Foundation CEO Damian Topp said five men die every hour in Australia from a disease that could have been prevented through early detection.

“As a Foundation, we provide vital funding to research projects that are saving lives – from prostate cancer to heart disease – but all these projects mean nothing if we don’t get that research into the doctor’s surgery and part of men’s lives,” Mr Topp said.

“Our key message to men coming to the game is that - you find time to go to the footy: you find extra time to give your boss at work – well take time for yourself, for your family - so many diseases are prevented through early detection.”

Volunteers from the Foundation will be at Community Corner at 1300SMILES Stadium to distribute flyers and other information on health check-ups as well as accept donations in support of the Foundations health research and education activities. 

“As the tension builds up towards the finals and in anticipation of an exciting game against the Eels, the Foundation will also be selling stress balls as part of their fundraising effort” Fiona Pelling, Cowboys general manager community said.

The Community Corner space at home games reflects the Cowboys’ commitment to assist local charities and organisations to build awareness and support from the local community.

Twelve charities and organisations working in the North Queensland community are offered this opportunity throughout the 2015 season.

Further Information about the PA Research Foundation and the Men’s Health Campaign at: www.menshealth.org.au