Blues brothers (from left) Nick Brook, Simon Cleverley and Francis Parker are early bloomers for Blue September, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand’s (PCFNZ) annual awareness and fundraiser.
‘‘Nowadays prostate cancer is screened for with an ordinary blood test,’’ Mr Cleverley said.
‘‘The idea is to raise awareness. When people see blue hair, it starts that conversation.’’
The men got together at Mask Hair and Beauty Salon, Balclutha, where stylists Amber Field and Cassie Te Raki worked their art free› of›charge.
‘‘Dads, sons, brothers . . .we care about the males in our lives and want to help take care of them,’’ Ms Field said.
One in every eight New Zealand men will be afflicted by prostate cancer and PCFNZ supports them and their families.
Symptoms include irregularities in urination, and men are encouraged to get blood checks, because early detection is key to successful treatment.
Education and fundraising to fight prostate cancer will be ongoing throughout Blue September, including in the Clutha Leader’s advertising feature next week.
Contact Rozel Taylor on (022) 882›2074 to get your business on board.
REPORT: NICK BROOK. PHOTO: EVELYN THORN