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David Abrahams: PCFA letter to Toowoomba Chronicle


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Professor Jeff Dunn AO, Chief Executive Officer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA), has asked me to share his letter to the Toowoomba Chronicle about our late member, David Abrahams: 


4 February 2020


Dear Editor,

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Vale David Abrahams

I write on behalf of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia to express our deep sadness at the passing of Mr David Abrahams, a long-time friend and tireless Ambassador for PCFA.

He will be remembered as a passionate volunteer and a champion for prostate cancer control. He facilitated the Toowoomba Prostate Cancer Support Group over many years and helped to build the Advanced Prostate Cancer Support Group nationally, drawing on his own experience with advanced disease.

David epitomised the spirit of PCFA, on many occasions travelling great distances to provide support for those affected, raising community awareness and engaging others in our cause.

With the support of his wife Christine and children, David was selfless in sharing knowledge and understanding from his own experience to comfort other men impacted by the disease.

In 2017 David was awarded our prestigious Max Gardner Award for Distinguished Service. His contribution was also recognised by his appointment as a member of the Palliative Care Queensland State Committee.

He was a respected advocate and inspiration to countless others, relentlessly working to improve outcomes for Australian men impacted by advanced prostate cancer.

David leaves a remarkable legacy – a legacy we will always remember.
Our heartfelt sympathies go to his wife Christine, his family, and his many friends. He will not be forgotten.

Professor Jeff Dunn AO Chief Executive Officer





Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia. We are dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men and the people who care about them.

We do this by:

  • Promoting and funding world leading, innovative research into prostate cancer

  • Implementing awareness and advocacy campaigns and education programs for the

    Australian community, health professionals and Government

  • Supporting men and their families affected by prostate cancer through evidence-

    based information and resources, support groups and Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurses

    Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia relies on the generosity of individuals, the community and partnerships to carry out our essential work.

    For further information about Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, please visit

    pcfa.org.au or call 1800 22 00 99.

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