PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT

Mail us at:

PO Box 627

Noarlunga Centre,

SA 5168

Telephone:

(08) 8382 6671

jshields@aandr.com.au

Jules: (08) 8325 8100

Patron: Artie Ferguson

 

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Onkaparinga Group

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An affiliate Member of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

www.pcsog.org

and Your Family

A member of

The Association of Prostate Cancer Support Groups (S.A) Inc.

 

AUGUST 2004 NEWSLETTER

 

Meeting held at Noarlunga Community Hospital

On Wednesday August 4th from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

 

Thank you to our Sponsors, Woodcroft Community Health Services and Port Noarlunga-Christies Beach RSL Sub Branch, and to everyone who is supporting us, especially the City of Onkaparinga Council.

 

Chair: John Shields

 

Present: 17

 

Apologies: Artie, Brian and Rhonda, Harold and Ann.

 

And a big welcome to Tom and Raylene.

 

Our Guest Speaker was Mr Doug Ranson, Nutritionist, Noarlunga Health Services.

Doug spoke about Nutrition and Prostate Cancer, and outlined the components of some foods which can help prevent Prostate Cancer starting, and some which slow down the growth of the Cancer.

 

Doug said that FAT appears to be the worst component of food where Prostate Cancer is concerned, especially saturated fats in Animal foods and most commercial/processed/take away foods.

He also talked about Omega 3 fats and Omega 6 fats as well as a variety of other Components that also contribute to high Cholesterol and overweight.

Doug provided handouts to all who were present and will have some available for those who have missed out.

 

It seems that Nutrition is a very popular subject and Doug`s presentation was very much appreciated.

I will ask Doug if he would be happy to give us a talk again next year.

 

 

 

 

 

AWARENESS MEETING

 

The situation is still the same as I reported in my July Newsletter, we are still awaiting a decision on when the new Christies Beach Surf Lifesaving Club will be ready to open, and when we will be able to have a meeting there, the meeting date will be known in the near future, Artie said that the new building work still needs to be signed off by Council, and approval is expected in the next few weeks. I have been promoting this meeting in the June, July, and now August Newsletters, and as soon as I know something definite I will immediately notify all concerned so that necessary arrangements can be made.

We will also need two Members to speak for a few minutes about their own experience with Prostate Cancer, one who has had Surgery and one who has had Radiotherapy. We can discuss this at the September meeting.

 

INFORMATION DAY

 

We have been given permission by Centro Colonnades to have an Information Table on Saturday September 18th between 9.00am and 5.00pm and we will need the help of some volunteers.

We must have someone present at all times during this period, so if you have some time to spare please come along and help us, we will be upstairs near the Watchmaker- Jewellers clock.

 

QUIZ NIGHT

 

This is also on Saturday September 18th.

The venue is, the Port Noarlunga-Christies Beach RSL Sub Branch, Esplanade, Christies Beach, just up from the Port Noarlunga Jetty.

The time is 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start, and the cost is $5.00 per person for each table of eight.

Please tell your friends about this and help us raise some money. I will soon have to buy a new Ink Cartridge for the Printer so we need to make the most of every opportunity to build up a healthy bank balance.

The RSL phone number is 8382 7785, however I will take bookings and pass the information on to the RSL.

Ken Webster just delivered six more very good prizes for the Quiz Night, thanks Ken and Kathy.

Please try and donate a prize even if you are unable to attend.

 

COMING EVENT:There will be a Royal Adelaide Hospital Public Health Seminar, Dealing with Mens Health, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Thursday 2nd September, to be held in the Robson Lecture Theatre, Level 1 Eleanor Harrold Building.R.A.H, entrance off Frome Road to R.A.H car park.

 

BON VOYAGE: David and Anne Leonard are going on a world tour on 25th August. We wish them well and look forward to their report when they return.

 

OUR NEXT MEETING IS ON WEDNESDAY 1st SEPTEMBER AT 6.30PM

We do not have a Guest Speaker so will have a general Support evening