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Cancer survivor to traverse in reverse

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Earlier this year Chris Carter became one of Australia’s youngest-ever prostate-cancer survivors. Chris is 42 years old.

Starting today and concluding on Sunday, with the help of Cudgen SLSC, Chris was planning on paddling, rowing, canoeing, training, ducking, and surf-boating 150 kilometres past each beach from Yamba to Kingscliff; however, given bad winds, he has had to reverse the course and will now travel north to south before packing up and completing the final 10 kilometres at the Kingscliff beach start point.

Survival rates of prostate cancer are at best underwhelming; however, after early detection and countless hours of surgery and treatment Chris is on his way to a full recovery.

Knowing the fight isn’t over Chris, a proud and dedicated family man, now plans on joining his passion for health, fitness and a challenge with his fight against this disease in the hope to increase awareness of this disease, which effects one in nine Australian men.

Prostate cancer kills more men per year than breast cancer kills women yet little is known about it. With increased awareness we can change this.

Chris would like to invite all spectators to witness the conclusion of this amazing feat as he and other participants arrive at Kingscliff Beach at approximately 11.45 am Sunday.

Have a look at their web site www.paddleforprostate.org for more information.


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