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Richard Pratt Cup

Since 2009, the Blues and the Pies have battled it out for the Richard Pratt Cup to raise awareness of the incidences of prostate cancer in Aussie men. The match is played in memory of former Carlton president, Richard Pratt, who passed away from the disease.

On Friday 2 May, 2014 the Club will be running a number of activations to pay tribute to Richard Pratt and Australian men who have been affected by Prostate Cancer over the years.

All monies raised through the Richard Pratt Cup will go to the Richard Pratt Fellowships in Prostate Cancer. You can make a contribution by donating at the match or donating online here.



“We’re proud to be a part of this game that helps raise awareness for prostate health and money for the Richard Pratt Fellowships in Prostate Cancer Research Foundation. We want men, regardless of their family history, to visit their local GP and ensure they are regularly screened for prostate cancer, it could be a lifesaving decision,” - Michael Jamison (Richard Pratt Cup ambassador)


“Having lost a family member to prostate cancer, it was a massive privilege to be able to stand on the MCG and honour his memory.” – Carla

“The Richard Pratt Cup is a game close to my family’s heart and I can’t express enough what being involved in the Guard of Honour meant to me” - Daniel


Prostate Cancer - What You Need To Know

- Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Australian men and is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in Australian men.

- More than 17,400 cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed each year in Australia.

- This means one in nine men in Australia will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime.

- Tragically, each year in Australia, close to 3,300 men die of prostate cancer - equal to the number of women who die from breast cancer annually.

- Men in rural and regional Australia have a 21 per cent higher prostate cancer mortality rate than men in capital cities.

- Top to 10 per cent of prostate cancer cases have a genetically inherited component.

- Prostate cancer can be symptomless.


About the Richard Pratt Fellowships in Prostate Cancer

The Richard Pratt Fellowship in Prostate Cancer was established in 2011 in honour of the late Richard Pratt who suffered from the disease.

The foundation provides an annual fellowship to researchers aiming to identify significantly improved treatment for sufferers of Prostate Cancer.

Each year the foundation will commit $100,000 to an individual applicant who is conducting translational research in Prostate Cancer. A fellowship will typically last for a year, but there is potential this could be extended over a longer period should an outstanding application be received.

The Richard Pratt Fellowships in Prostate Cancer will advertise the availability of fellowships and the Victorian Cancer Agency will assess the application and make recommendations to the trustees of the foundation.