Big Aussie Barbie Cooks Up A Storm At Parliament House #Dobell #CentralCoast

Big Aussie Barbie Cooks Up A Storm At Parliament House

Karen McNamara with Jason Clare and Anthony Lowe Coast Times News Big Aussie Barbie Cooks Up A Storm At Parliament House #Dobell #CentralCoast

Mrs Karen McNamara MP with the Hon Jason Clare, Member for Blaxland and Co-Chair of the bipartisan Prostate Cancer Awareness Group

Mrs Karen McNamara MP once again hosted the Parliamentary Big Aussie Barbie in Parliament House yesterday.

The Federal Member for Dobell welcomed Members and Senators from all sides of politics to the Parliamentary Big Aussie Barbie in an effort to help raise awareness of prostate cancer.

As Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Prostate Cancer Awareness Group, Mrs McNamara has close relationships with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) who were the organisers of the Parliamentary Big Aussie Barbie.

“It is fantastic to see all Members and Senators come together again to help bring the topic of prostate cancer to the forefront of people’s minds and promote the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and the work they do,” said Mrs McNamara.
“With September being Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, there is no better time or place to start the awareness campaign.

“Prostate Cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death after lung cancer in men and it is estimated that there are around 120,000 men in Australia living with this disease.

“This disease can have a good prognosis if detected early compared with other cancers,” said Mrs McNamara.

“Prostate cancer has one of the highest five year survival rates.”

Karen McNamara introducing Prime Minister Turnbull Coast Times News

Mrs Karen McNamara MP introducing Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull to speak at the Parliamentary Big Aussie Barbie

“I would like to thank PCFA CEO Associate Professor Dr Anthony Lowe, PCFA National Chairman Jim Hughes and the Hon. Jim Lloyd, former Member for Robertson and their team who want men to know there are organisations to support them and encourage regular health checks and talking with professionals about their health and concerns.”

Mrs McNamara encourages all Australian men to talk with their family members and friends about creating awareness of this disease.

“As a mother and a wife, raising the knowledge level about prostate cancer and how to find comprehensive and reliable information on this disease is a task that I take seriously,” Mrs McNamara said.

“I would like to thank the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia for their dedication to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men and the support they provide to men and their families who are affected.”

Big Aussie Barbie Truck with Karen McNamara Coast Times News

The Big Aussie Barbie Truck (which drove from QLD to ACT for the event) with Mrs Karen McNamara MP, the Hon Jason Clare, Member for Blaxland, Mr Anthony Lowe, CEO PCFA, the Hon Jim Lloyd, Former Member for Robertson and Steve Callister, Deputy Chairman PCFA

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