Sally Carratt

Why “Walk for Him”?

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Australian men- 49 Australian men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every day!

My husband is one of these men, having been diagnosed with Stage 4 prostate cancer late last year. He had no obvious symptoms, he was healthy and active and is relatively young. 

Currently there is no cure for Stage 4 prostate cancer and drugs/interventions can only treat the symptoms caused by cancer metastasis (when the prostate cancer spreads outside the prostate to other parts of the body, such as the bones and lymph glands). We need more research to find ways to successfully treat men with metastatic cancer as well as awareness so men get tested and the cancer is detected early, when it is treatable.

Routine PSA screening (a simple blood test) may have detected and prevented my husband’s disease progression, but screening is not standard in Australia. If prostate cancer is detected early, before it spreads outside the prostate, the current available treatments and drugs give men a very good chance of recovery.

Prostate cancer is responsible for more hospitalisations than ANY other type of cancer. BUT it has a “low profile” compared with some other cancers, since many men don’t feel able to discuss it. The PCFA is working to change this.

During Men's Health Week, (June 13-19th) I will be raising funds for prostate cancer research, awareness and support services, by doing (at least!) 49,000 steps during the “Walk for Him” challenge organised by the PCFA (Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia)

Research and awareness are the way forward to prevent and cure this insidious cancer and to help men like my wonderful husband.  

Donate at 

https://www.walkforhim.org.au/fundraisers/sallycarratt

 

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Thank you

Friday 17th Jun
Thank you to everyone who has supported me so generously. Money raised during “Walk for Him” will go towards raising awareness of prostate cancer and will ensure that more men have access to life saving treatments. Your donations will assist the PCFA (Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia) in its commitment to fighting this insidious disease through education, research and advocacy. 

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Wendy Kelso

Dear Sally and David, Sending all our love and support. Hope you have kept the walking up! Thinking of you all. Wend, Nick, Isla and Darcy xox

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Cathie Healey

Love your work, you go gal!

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Peter Trenorden

David and Sal. Thinking of you from afar but never far from my thoughts. Your positivity is inspiring. Keep it up! Cheers Pete

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Lauren Cartwright

You are all amazing xx

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Anne Kelly

Sending hugs to you both Sally.

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Lisa, Jason And Alice Thomas

Dear Grandma and Grandpa I love you both very much. From Alice

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Carol Bateup

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Debra Bisby

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Clare Boughton

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Peter Carratt

You are an inspiration Sally and a compassionate and caring wife and we love you and will catch up soon. Walk with power and purpose. God's peace be with you

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Kristen Clemesha

Wishing you all the best.

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Stephen Crook

With love, support and encouragement

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Bianca Hennessy

Big love to you both.

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Michelle Chudzinski

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Sarah Donohoe

What an amazing effort Sally. Prostate cancer is a topic close to our family. Adrian even did the prostate cancer car rally a few years ago! Good luck

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Janice Clack

Hi Sally, happy to donate and support this valuable research.

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Amanda Craig

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Krista Stork

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