Today marks the beginning of the annual EJ Whitten Rivalry Round, across all of our league competitions.
The EJ Whitten Foundation and AFL Barwon have been long time partners, and the foundation has been a supporter and sponsor of Rivalry Round for many years. Together, AFL Barwon and the EJ Whitten Foundation look to promote Men’s Health, and urge all men across our football community that this year, ‘It’s Time to Test.’
Established in the memory of AFL great and 321-game Footscray legend, Ted Whitten, the EJ Whitten Foundation is spreading the message of men’s health through the launch of a new awareness program run through community football clubs.
The “It’s Time to Test” program aims to improve men’s health knowledge and behaviors and start the conversation about the importance of being proactive with their health.
In Australia, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, and throughout our country, one in nine men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime.
It is because of this and the foundations great work, that AFL Barwon is hosting the Rivarly Round Dinner in conjunction with the EJ Whitten Foundation, this Monday night the 17th July, at the Sphinx Hotel, to raise vital funds for the Foundation and to keep increasing awareness of Men’s Health. The night will be hosted by Billy Brownless and Ian Cover.
One in nine men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime
Once again, multiple clubs will be sporting a heritage jumper in Rivalry Round to mark the history of their clubs.
The EJ Whitten Foundation has raised more than $11 Million dollars for Prostate cancer research and Men’s Health Awareness, so to all men in our community, ‘It’s Time to Test’. We thank the foundation for the amazing work and continued support.
To learn more about the Foundation, click here
To learn more about Men’s Health and Prostate cancer, click here