MEN’S HEALTH ADVOCATE: Lee Kernaghan will lend his support to this year’s It’s A Bloke Thing lunch.
MEN’S HEALTH ADVOCATE: Lee Kernaghan will lend his support to this year’s It’s A Bloke Thing lunch. Darryn Smith

Lee Kernaghan stands against prostate cancer at fundraiser

COUNTRY music star Lee Kernaghan says he likes to think of himself as a car and that means he goes in for regular checks "under his hood".

Mr Kernaghan said he recently turned 51 and although he supported many charities, men's health was one that was close to his heart.

"Cancer is something that's affected my family and early detection is the key to survival," he said.

He will be in Toowoomba next week to support the 2015 QantasLink It's A Bloke Thing prostate cancer lunch.

"Men's health is at the heart of this and it's important to get the message out there to the blokes who probably think they're invincible," he said.

During the lunch Mr Kernaghan will perform a few songs and auction off the guitar with which he performs.

This year's fundraising lunch will be held at the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport on Tuesday, August 11, with more than 400 people expected to attend.

Celebrity chef Alistair McLeod has also come on board to cater for this year's event which is the most successful daytime fundraising lunch in Australia.

The 2015 It's A Bloke Thing Foundation chairman John Fitzgibbons along with John Wagner, Gary Gardner, and Mark Crampton started IABT four years ago and were extremely proud it had become so successful in raising awareness and funds for prostate cancer research.

The IABT has raised more than $2 million for prostate cancer research since its inception and organisers hope to eclipse last year's $1.2 million effort.

 

IT'S A BLOKE THING

  •  It's A Bloke Thing was founded by Wagners global chairman John Wagner, FK Gardner and Sons Group executive chairman Gary Gardner, Fitzys on Church managing director John Fitzgibbons and Crampton Automotive managing director Mark Crampton
     
  •  The first lunch was in Toowoomba in 2011 and has since become a significant fundraising event benefiting various men's health and research programs, including the Princess Alexandria Hospital's Prostate Cancer Research Centre and the Toowoomba Base Hospital men's health programs.
     
  •  IABT has raised more than $2 million for prostate cancer research since its inception
     
  •  For more details visit http://www.itsablokething.com.au
     


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