Building industry puts the boots on to nail prostate cancer

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Master Builders Geraldton Branch is inviting its members and others in the industry to join them for breakfast.

In Australia, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and the second most common cause of cancer-related death in men.

Master Builders and Totally Workwear will be hosting a BLUE BOOTS BREAKFAST on Thursday 25 September 2014 at 75 Flores Road, start time is 7am with a gold coin donation for breakfast.   Steel Blue will donate $10 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia for every pair of BLUE BOOTS sold.  Additionally we ask that your workplace join in and dress in blue for the day, it’s fun and raising  awareness and having a checkup could save a loved one’s life!

Master Builders Regional Manager, Di Gilleland, is one person who clearly sees the importance of “getting the message out there” to builders and others in the industry as a high priority.  Working in a male dominated industry she too has been on that other side when her husband Dennis was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009. 

“Fortunately having a checkup and seeking a second opinion Dennis has now received the all clear and is making the most of a healthy lifestyle, free from cancer," Mrs Gilleland said. 

“At the time it was like a horror movie. I remember us all being in total shock and then the realisation that there were just so many other men out there in the same situation; it just blew us away.

“With Steel Blue offering this generous donation I saw it as a win-win situation, raising awareness of prostate cancer and for the opportunity to raise funds for research to hopefully one day find a cure for this terrible disease.

“Remember if you are a male and over 40, now could be the right time to have your prostate checked,” Mrs. Gilleland concluded.

To attend the Blue Boots Breakfast, phone Penny Rae at Master Builders on 9921 5061 or email