The Male Bag Foundation LTD is a registered, not for profit charity (Registered Charity No. 14089)
We began in July 2011, when a couple of men looking for an adventure decided that it would be a good idea to ride form Perth to Melbourne on motorbikes. This was not a new or novel idea, except neither had a licence or had ever been on a motorbike.
As men do, they told their friends and colleagues. Soon a group began to grow with interested parties expressing their desire to participate and share in this challenging journey. Support and advice was given by a group who had made a similar trip in 2010.
It was decided to use the ride as a catalyst for Men’s health. Having all been touched by prostate cancer in some way, it was agreed that prostate cancer needed exposure, support and research. It was decided that funds raised would be directed to raising community awareness of prostate cancer and associated issues and to provide support for men diagnosed with this male only cancer.
Eight years on our goals, although refined, remain unchanged and over one million dollars has been raised through sponsorship and donations which has enabled us to work with rural communities to provide specialist medical equipment for safe, accurate prostate cancer biopsy.
Our Call to Action
Through iconic postie bike rides and events, to reduce the impact of prostate cancer for men in the bush and the people who love them.
Policy Advocate for Regional Australia
To increase prostate cancer survivorship in the bush, we call on Federal, State and Territory Governments to equip Australia’s large regional public hospitals with transperineal biopsy machines.
- David Parkin
- Robert Glover
- Julian Dewan
- Tony Clayton
- Greg Fordham
- Mark Harris
- Rohini Joshi
- Phil Endersbee
- Cath Martinson
- Peter Keage
- John Cooper
- Graham Trad