Hands Across the Blue for Prostate Cancer

By September 9, 2015News

On Saturday 29 August, just under 200 boats, united at the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club (SICYC) Rendezvous in Gloucester Passage to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Members who have come from around the country gathered in the
waters off Montes Reef Resort to form the spectacular ‘Hands Across the Blue’ in the shape of the Prostate Cancer of Australia
logo.

The aim is to increase awareness of the fatal cancer that takes so many Australians lives each year. Maria Dwyer & Lizzie Wickham from Oceanic Marine Risks presented the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club with a donation of $10,000, which assisted in the raising of $82,000 over the 3-day event.

Hands Across the Blue for Prostate Cancer
On Saturday 29 August, just under 200 boats, united at the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club (SICYC) Rendezvous in Gloucester Passage to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Members who have come from around the country gathered in the
waters off Montes Reef Resort to form the spectacular ‘Hands Across the Blue’ in the shape of the Prostate Cancer of Australia
logo. The aim is to increase awareness of the fatal cancer that takes so many Australians lives each year. Maria Dwyer & Lizzie Wickham from Oceanic Marine Risks presented the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club with a donation of $10,000, which assisted in the raising of $82,000 over the 3-day event.

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700 members attended the event in a bid to raise money for the foundation with raffles, auctions and events taking place. Ken Thackeray, the founder of the SICYC said his goal is to spread the word throughout Australia and hopes that on the last Saturday of August each year other organizations will hold hands across the blue to raise the awareness of Prostate Cancer and the effect it has on many Australians and their families.

The Shag Islet Cruising Yacht club has over 4000 members worldwide with the crucial aim of raising much needed funds for the Prostate Foundation as well as creating a social network for the cruising yachties and members. Membership is $60, which includes the title of Vice Commodore in your specified area, SICYC polo shirt & membership card. To become a member of the SICYC visit www.sicyc.com.au