Cupcakes help fight prostate cancer

University of Otago staff member Jo Preston (left) and student Eeva Kumpula  took part in the...
University of Otago staff member Jo Preston (left) and student Eeva Kumpula took part in the baking sale. PHOTO: GERARD O’BRIEN

A baking sale and related events at the University of Otago's Hunter Centre yesterday proved ''very successful'', raising more than $500 to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

School of pharmacy student and sale organiser Yasmin Abdul Aziz was ''very pleased'' that at least $542 had been raised yesterday.

School staff, undergraduate students and postgraduate students - many of them wearing blue wigs - joined forces for the occasion.

Further money was expected to come in from yesterday's activities, boosting the total raised for the foundation's Blue September awareness-raising campaign, she said.

The foundation faced annual costs of $1.4million and did not receive any funding from the Government or the Ministry of Health, foundation board member and Dunedin co-ordinator Ken Cook said.

Prostate cancer killed more than 600 men a year and was the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men, he said.

john.gibb@odt.co.nz

 

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