13 November 2017


Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men. Every day 54 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and tragically 9 a day don't survive.

Passionate about this cause after his father was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010, international cricket legend Matthew Hayden AM has been an ambassador for PCFA since 2013.

With November being a big month for men's health with International Men’s Day on 19 November, and the start of The Ashes Series on 23 November, let us appreciate and celebrate the men in our lives!

Big Aussie Barbie is a great way to get people together, whether with friends, family or colleagues and raise some vital funds. Fire up the barbie this BBQ season and join us in our pursuit of a healthier and happier future for all Australian men.


International Men's Day – Sunday 19 November


Australia wide


International cricket legend, Matthew Hayden AM


Matthew Hayden will be available for pre-recorded radio interviews and telephone interviews (dependent on schedule) to lend his voice to raise awareness of prostate cancer and provide commentaries for his other passion in life, cricket.


If you would like further information, please contact:

Sukhvinder Kaur
Marketing and Communications Specialist
(02) 9438 7022
0413 412 395



To get involved in the 2017 Big Aussie Barbie campaign:

  • Head to the Big Aussie Barbie website to sign up to host a BBQ
  • Send out your invites to guests – friends, family, work colleagues and neighbours
  • Collect donations (no matter how big or small) to help raise funds for PCFA's support services to those families affected by the disease
  • Follow PCFA's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get all the latest Big Aussie Barbie news
  • Make sure to share photos of your BBQ on your social media pages including #BigAussieBarbie to help encourage others to also get involved.

"The more people that sign up, the more money we can raise to support families, like mine across Australia who are being affected by this disease" says Matthew Hayden AM.

"When we were told Dad had prostate cancer, my whole family was effectively given a cancer diagnosis. You go through treatment and recovery together, just like team work in cricket, and it teaches you the importance of banding together to fight this dreadful disease. My family understands first-hand the devastating effects of a prostate cancer diagnosis. I believe we need to get to the point where discussing health issues, like prostate cancer, is a normal part of our conversations with friends and family".

For further information on Big Aussie Barbie, visit bigaussiebarbie.com.au