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Mate against mate, ward against ward

8 June 2018

Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) is bringing State of Origin’s competitive spirit and excitement to patients and staff.

Throughout June, wards and units have the opportunity to enter an Origin-themed Department Decorating Competition to support prostate cancer research at PAH.

To the victor goes a special morning tea with two Origin greats.

PA Research Foundation (PARF) Chief Executive Officer Damian Topp said the competition (presented by PARF partner Intrust Super) was part of their annual MANDATE campaign, which also encourages men to make a ‘date’ with their general practitioner.

“Many diseases like prostate cancer are either preventable, or potentially curable, if detected early which is why it is so important to make an annual date with the GP,” he said. 

“The funds raised through MANDATE will support life-saving, innovative prostate cancer research at the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre Queensland. Located at the PAH campus.

“The competition is free to enter, but if anybody would like to fundraise or donate to the campaign they can do so on our website:”

The competition closes Friday 22 June, but the fun won’t stop there.

Entries will be uploaded to the Metro South Health Facebook page on Friday 29 June for the community to vote on, with winners announced on Origin Game 3 night. 

“This is a fun competition patients, visitors and staff can get behind,” Damian said.

“I hope every unit and ward in PAH is able to pull out the maroon streamers and balloons, or blue if they are brave, and show their support.”

Click here to find out how to enter. Staff link only.  

Last updated 8 June 2018
Last reviewed 8 June 2018

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