Mr Allingham will host a morning discussion focusing on recovery from prostate cancer and the physical and emotional aspects of men’s lives, touching on subjects including physical recovery and mental resilience.
Craig said the loss of his father to prostate cancer prompted him to investigate men’s health from a physiotherapist viewpoint.
“Through my experience with my dad, I found that men with prostate cancer had limited access to help with rehabilitation and I changed the emphasis of the research on illness to performance,” Craig said.
Bloomhill Cancer Help General Manager Mervat Quirke said the presentation and launch of Allan’s book served as a timely reminder with the month of November aimed at highlighting men’s health issues including cancer and mental wellbeing.
“Men and women are invited to attend the book launch as Allan’s presentation also provides an insight into a women’s role as a carer or partner,” Mervat said.
The book launch and presentation will take place at Bloomhill Cancer Help Centre, 58 Ballinger Rd, Buderim at 9.30am for a prompt 10am start. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased by calling Bloomhill on 07 5445 5794 or alternatively by dropping into the Bloomhill Cancer Help centre.
“Funds from the ticket sales ensure Bloomhill can continue to provide support and assistance to more than 900 cancer patients on the Sunshine Coast,” Mervat said.
Bloomhill Cancer Help is a Sunshine Coast based charity that provides support and assistance to those affected by cancer. Operated by a team of dedicated professional staff and hundreds of volunteers, Bloomhill offers counselling, transport to appointments, respite care and a range of complementary therapies and other practical help.
With no ongoing government funding, the charity relies on donations and fundraising to continue providing its valuable services.