Berkley sponsors the Pirtek Fishing Challenge in 2015.
Berkley is proud to continue its partnership with Australia’s biggest fishing competition – the Pirtek Fishing Challenge.
Since inception the Fishing Challenge has raised over $635,000 for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. The money raised has been used by PCFA to fund research and awareness campaigns for prostate cancer.
Last years donation to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
This year the Pirtek Fishing Challenge will support two organisations which are leaders in medical research.
The Peter Duncan Neurosciences Research Unit at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney has recently been lauded as the number one Neuroscience Research facility in Australia.
Named after Pirtek’s founder and Executive Chairman, Peter Duncan, the focus of the Unit is to study adult stem cells and their role in causing and exacerbating neurological diseases. The goal is to find and apply new neuroscience techniques for patients suffering from diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s, and other neurological infections and stroke.
Continuing our association of the past seven years, the Pirtek Fishing Challenge will again assist the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia to continue vital work in the fight against prostate cancer.
In Australia, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, after skin cancer. Over 20,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, which accounts for over 30% of all new cases of cancer diagnosed in men, and is the second most common cause of cancer-related death in Australian men.