The third Biggest Ever Blokes’ Lunch Melbourne, proudly presented by Sportsbet, will be held on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Meat Market in North Melbourne.
The Biggest Ever Blokes’ Lunch Melbourne is made possible thanks to our generous partners, sponsors and supporters.
The Biggest Ever Blokes’ Lunch (BEBL) started in Shepparton back in 2009 after one bloke, Chris McPherson, found out he had incurable prostate cancer. Chris wanted to persuade other blokes like him – middle aged, and, perhaps not in peak condition – to take responsibility for their health and get tested.
Chris died from prostate cancer in 2015, but as he’d hoped, many hundreds of men have now benefited from early detection due to these events.
The lunches are now held in 18 locations around Australia and have raised more than $3.5 million for prostate cancer research and regional prostate cancer nurses. In 2016 alone BEBL lunches raised more than $700,000 with more than 5,500 attendees. It is now the largest community fundraiser for prostate cancer research in Australia.
The Biggest Ever Blokes’ Lunch Melbourne will run its third event on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Meat Market, North Melbourne. We are aiming to increase our total donation to PCFA from $100,000 in 2016 to $150,000 in 2017.
Melbourne Biggest Ever Blokes’ Lunch Incorporated (A0095170Z) is run entirely by a volunteer committee, and fundraises exclusively on behalf of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (ABN 42 073 253 924).
If you would like to get involved, please call James McPherson 0407 555 604.
More than 3,000 men die of prostate cancer in Australia every year and it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men.
The Biggest Ever Blokes’ Lunch Melbourne exists to educate young men so they can protect themselves against this disease and raise money to accelerate research into better treatment options for those who are impacted.
All proceeds from The Biggest Ever Blokes’ Lunch Melbourne are donated to the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Australia (PCFA). Since our first lunch in 2015, we have been supporting the PCFA Young Investigator Award, which provides catalytic funding for early, post-doctoral researchers to help further their work and attract on-going funding.
Find out more about the great work done by the PCFA team and their partners.
Details of silent auction items available at the 2017 Biggest Ever Blokes’ Lunch will soon be made available.
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To get involved or for more information, please contact BEBLM Chairman, James McPherson on 0407 555 604.
Melbourne Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch Inc. 66 Sackville St, Collingwood VIC 3066
Biggest Ever Blokes’ Lunch Melbourne (Melbourne Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch Inc) is a volunteer run organisation. All funds are donated to support prostate cancer research through the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.