Outstanding Prostate Cancer Fighter To Receive Order Of Australia Medal

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ATT: FEATURE EDITORS, WRITERS AND PRODUCERS



AUSTRALIA DAY FEATURE STORY OPPORTUNITY!

EMBARGOED TUESDAY 26th JANUARY, 2010



MEDIA ALERT


OUTSTANDING PROSTATE CANCER FIGHTER RECEIVES 

ORDER OF AUSTRALIA MEDAL


WHAT: 

Prostate cancer sufferer and dedicated

campaigner for men’s health,

Tony

Sonneveld, will receive a Medal of the Order of Australia next week for his service to

the industry of Non-Destructive Testing, and to the community.


Tony recently finished in the national Top 20 fundraisers for Movember, raising

nearly $9,000 to help support research into prostate cancer and depression.  He is

the Chairman of the NSW Board of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

(PCFA) and is involved in the National Men’s Health Ambassador Speaking

Program.  As a

National Men’s Health Ambassador, Tony spreads the word about

prostate and continence health in rural and metropolitan communities across

Australia, educating and encouraging men to maintain regular contact with their

doctor.


Tony was diagnosed with severe and inoperable prostate cancer in 2003.  He now

has 3-5 years to live. 


Tony is working through a bucket list of activities that he would like to achieve in his

lifetime (helicopter flights, Kokoda trail, skiing etc) which could pose as great photo

or filming opportunities.




WHEN:

Available for interviews photo/filming opportunities from Australia Day 26th

January, 2010 onwards


WHO:

Tony Sonneveld


WHERE:

Location to be organised on request




For more information or media enquiries please contact Margo Field (margo@palin.com.au, 0408 451

693) at Palin Communications 02 9412 2255






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