Rob McCulloch was officially awarded for his prostate cancer awareness work within the community at a special awards ceremony held at the Bundaberg Family Centre yesterday.
Rob is one of four prostate cancer support group leaders from across the nation awarded Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia’s (PCFA) prestigious annual Max Gardner Award for Distinguished Service.
The annual award is named in memory of the late Max Gardner, who was a passionate advocate for prostate cancer control in Australia, helping to establish PCFA’s nationwide Prostate Cancer Support Group Network.
Rob joined the Bundaberg Prostate Cancer Support Group following his diagnosis and surgery in 2007 and has been leader since 2009.
He became a PCFA Ambassador in 2013, while also serving on the then Queensland Chapter Council.
He has been integral in the establishment of other support groups in the region and has dedicated countless hours to community awareness and peer support over the past 15 years.
Rob's award was announced in June and he was officially celebrated at yesterday's local ceremony.
“I am very humbled and overwhelmed to receive this award,” Rob said.
“It was something I didn't ever expect to happen to someone like me.”
Other awardees included:
John Fullagar of North Shore (NSW)
Rob McCulloch of Bundaberg (QLD)
Mr and Mrs Graham and Adele Staggs of Dural (NSW)