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$1 million achievement celebrated for Blue September
22nd November 2012
$1 million raised for the fight against prostate cancer The financial contribution of a large New Zealand company to the fight against prostate cancer was recognised this morning at a presentation at SKYCITY.
PlaceMakers streak home with a million dollars for Blue September
1st November 2012
PlaceMakers' partnership with Blue September has reached a new milestone - they have now contibuted over $1million to the cause! PlaceMakers partnered with Blue September and Prostate Cancer Foundation four years ago with the aim of&...
SKYCITY Quiz for a Cause raised over $10k!
28th September 2012
SKYCITY’s Blue September Quiz for a Cause was a great success. The evening featured a pub quiz, run by quizmasters “Believe it or Not” and there were 23 tables and teams battling out for the title.
Smith & McKenzie's Charity Dinner
28th September 2012
On the 20th of September award winning Smith & McKenzie hosted a Blue September charity dinner with guest Wayne ‘Buck’ Shelford. The night was a great success and everyone remarked on the great food, great atmosphere and ho...
St Peter's College goes BLUE
25th September 2012
This morning staff and the majority of the 1200 pupils at Auckland's St Peter's College dressed in blue to show their support for the Blue September campaign. Organised by St Peter's student Owen Fletcher, 14 years, the Blue mufti da...
Paddle for Prostate 2012
25th September 2012
Spring was definitely in the air as some of Auckland's best Stand Up Paddleboarders gathered at Okahu Bay this evening. The final race of the Starboard 2012 Winter Series season was dedicated to raising funds and awareness for B...
Wellington Mayor backs Blue September
17th September 2012
Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown showed her support for Blue September this morning by participating in a face paint with ambassador Brendon Pongia. Mayor Celia demonstrated her artistic skills when she decorated one side of his fac...
Beating prostate cancer with the blues
15th September 2012
Despite torrential rain Auckland blues fans turned up in droves to see some of the country’s finest talent perform at the Blue September Blues Show. As temperatures outside plummeted a packed Galatos heated up with stellar performanc...
SKYCITY Breakers get streaked
15th September 2012
Over 3,500 sports fans, families and corporate guests filled Claudelands Arena on Saturday night to cheer on the SKYCITY Breakers as they took onAustralia’s Wollongong Hawks. Watch video here http://www.blueseptember.org.
Slade McFarland joins the Blue Crew
14th September 2012
Blue September is delighted to welcome Slade McFarland as an ambassador in 2012. Slade shot to fame with his sporting prowess; he’s one of only four North Harbour Rugby centurions and a stalwart of the NZ Maori side.
Labour Leader Goes Blue - for a good cause
13th September 2012
Blue September received a massive boost today with Labour leader David Shearer showing his support for the campaign by painting his face blue. Shearer responded to the call to Face Up to Prostate Cancer by applying blue paint to his face d...
Blue September Calenders on Sale
11th September 2012
Wish Blue September could last a whole year, not just the month? Make sure you get your hands on a Dreamonix 2013 calendar for only $20, with $5 going to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. If you're in Auckland you can grab a copy from Gina's ...
Sports stars & supporters get blue for breakfast!
7th September 2012
Let the blue rumpus begin! Watch VIDEO HERE! Blue September celebrations got off to an early start at Auckland’s SKYCITY this morning with a fantastic turnout of ambassadors, supporters and sponsors coming along to a sports-t...
Blue Streak at Ranfurly Shield Challenge
7th September 2012
Blue Streaker steals the half-time show WATCH VIDEO HERE The 7th of September was Blue Friday and it was also the night the Hawkes Bay Magpies challenged Taranaki for the Ranfurly Shield.
Auckland Super Mayor Gets Blue!
5th September 2012
Brown turns Blue for a good cause Watch the video HERE! Auckland Mayor Len Brown showed his support for the men ofNew Zealandthis morning by going blue to promote awareness about prostate cancer.
SKY Tower Turns Blue!
3rd September 2012
The SKY TOWER has once again gone blue to support Blue September - prostate cancer awareness month. The iconic landmark will shine as a blue beacon for the month of September to remind people that now is the time to think about our m...
The Aucklander - The Buck Stops with you blokes
3rd September 2012
Five years ago, All Black legend Buck Shelford didn’t pay much attention to men’s health issues – his or anyone else’s. The Aucklander’s Denise Montgomery finds out why he’s changed.
'Undies on the outside' deliver a serious message
2nd September 2012
PlaceMakers launched their inaugural Father’s Day Undie Dash to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer. To watch the video click HERE. Throughout September blue and black checked Swanndri underwear are being sold in P...
Blue Sept Kicks off - blue undies, blue lights, blue madness!
1st September 2012
Blue September kicked off with true Blue September style - a little bit quirky, cheeky and not for the faint of heart! One the 1st of September, the month of prostate cancer awareness began with a Breakfast event down at PlaceMakers Lunn A...
Who is the Blue Streak?
31st August 2012
September 1! ... What will this auspicious day bring? You may have heard rumours or maybe you have even caught a glimpse of “The Blue Streak”? September the 1st was The Blue Streak’s birthday! Check out The Streak's ...
Our Epic Mentors blue cover boy
30th August 2012
Epic Mentors magazine have dedicated their latest issue to Blue September - the cover is blue and the feature story is on our very own Blue September ambasasdor, Mike Puru. Mike is getting a bit crazy for Blue September...
Blue Tag - who's next!
28th August 2012
A game of 'blue tag' has begun leading up to this September! Blue September ambassador and NZ's first Masterchef, Brett McGregor, has started a game of "blue tag". Brett has challenged Good Morning front man Rod Cheeseman to "go blue" for ...
Speedway gets blue!
13th August 2012
Blue, boys, speed and a good cause! What more could you want? The Oxford Speedway in Christchurch will be doing its part for Blue September with the man power of PlaceMakers Cranford Street. Residents of Christchurch and beyond are encour...
Men get your Trackies on for Blue September
25th July 2012
For Blue September 2012 Barkers are back on board and they're bringing Track Pants back! As part of their 40th birthday celebrations, Barkers have brought back the classic Barkers Track pants.
Mike Puru gets blue for Blue September
19th July 2012
Broadcaster Mike Puru supported Blue September in 2011 as an auctioneer at the launch event. He even put on a pair of Blue undies for a video that filmed the presentation of PlaceMakers fundraising cheque to the Prostate Cancer Foundation a...
SKYCITY to run Pub Quiz for Blue September!
12th July 2012
Blue September is proud to announce that SKYCITY will be running a Pub Quiz to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation for Blue September. The quiz night will be hosted by quizmasters "Believe it or Not" and will include a nig...
NZ Hot House Tomatoes are going blue this September!
27th June 2012
Blue September are proud to announce New Zealand Hot House Tomatoes as a sponsor of Blue September. To raise funds for prostate cancer, NZ Hot House are donating 20 cents per bag of Vintage Harvest “Lyco Plus” tomatoes sold to t...
Blue September Announces Ray Woolf as an official 2012 ambassador
26th June 2012
Entertainer, actor and singer Ray Woolf is getting blue this year as an official Blue September ambassador. Woolf – who you may remember from The Ray Woolf Show, Playschool or even as the steamship helmsman on Peter Jackson’s Ki...
Become an Everyday hero with Blue September
25th June 2012
Blue September has a new fundraising and donation site this September. Everyday hero allows you to become a hero for prostate cancer by donating here or registering a fundraising team or event yourself!...
Hamilton PlaceMakers Golf Day
1st October 2011
Once again Mark Waterman and his team have got right behind Blue September holding a series of events throughout the month. What is now becoming an annual event is the holding of a golf day for their clients and this year saw 27 teams vying...
West Lynn Turns Blue
29th September 2011
WEST LYNN GOES BLUE! Local residents turned out in force last night to celebrate the continuing successes of the Manu Samoa rugby team. It was a fun filled evening of entertainment from local musicians and a mixture of food ranging f...
Anything Goes...As long as it's blue!
29th September 2011
ANYTHING GOES … AS LONG AS IT’S BLUE! - CLICK HERE TO WATCH RAY'S VIDEO The show’s star RAY WOOLF was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer and now endeavors to encourage other men to face up to prosta...
The Grey Lynn Historical Walk
24th September 2011
To help cheer on Manu Samoa and celebrate Samoan culture and roots in the greater Grey Lynn area - The Heritage Walk, also called Savalivali mo Grey Lynn was held today. Led by local historian Sofi Ulugia-Pua, with heritage and s...
Blue Noggin Day Waiuku
23rd September 2011
There was a great turnout of the local Waiuku community today in support of Blue September with the annual shave-off of sponsored locals. There was face painting, raffles and home made cakes to tempt the wallets of the supporters.
Smurfs Up - The Fat Bikers Motorcyle
18th September 2011
The pouring rain did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the club members that turned up to support the Blue September event - the organiser Mark Hill hopes will turn into an annual event.
Cyclocross Champs Go Blue
18th September 2011
Cyclocross Champs Go Blue Hard, fast and muddy! Even with the temperamental Wellington weather, the North Island Cyclocross Championships still attracted over 80 competitors on Sunday.
Tamahere Market Sings the Blues
18th September 2011
Tamahere Market Sings the Blues Tamahere Market came alive with the music of blues band - the Darcy Perry Band with special guests - Regan, Nate, Max, John, Lance and Daniel. Hundreds of the regular market goers got into the ...
LA CITY HALL AND SAN FRANCICSO CITY HALL WOWS CALIFORNIA WITH BLUE LIGHT FOR THE BIG BLUE FRIDAY!
16th September 2011
LA CITY HALL AND SAN FRANCICSO CITY HALL WOWSCALIFORNIA WITH BLUE LIGHT FOR THE BIG BLUE FRIDAY!Americans like to do things big and Blue Friday on the 16th September was no exception in California.
Scrubs Star chats to Classic Hits
14th September 2011
Scrubs star and Blue September Ambassador Donald Faison took time out to chat to Jase, Stacey and Justin on Classic Hits Breakfast about prostate cancer awareness - while trying not to choke on a pretzel LISTEN HERE...
Blue Boys and Balls
13th September 2011
Blue Supporters are popping up all around the country for prostate cancer awareness. Beachlands local, Ann, snapped this pic of the boys at “Meat to Please” quietly doing their bit for Blue September.
Blue Paddle Boarders Brave Blustery Conditions
9th September 2011
The Paddle for Prostate stand up paddle board race was a runaway success at Kohimarama Beach in Auckland with organiser Victoria Stuart stoked with the turnout and all the blue outfits. Many of the wigs and weird blue bits were blown off by...
Paddle for Prostate!
8th September 2011
Today at Kohimarama Beach Blue September supporters will gather for a paddle board race with all donations going to The Prostate Cancer Foundation. Be sure to watch out for the waka practicing in the Waitemata Harbour for tomorrow's histori...
Blue September Goes Viral
6th September 2011
This year Blue September has gone viral. Click on our ads to see the campaign commercials currently running right through September on TV and Facebook. We’re stoked that stars of sport, screen and music from around the world ...
650 Blue Crosses Send a Message in Whangarei
3rd September 2011
WATCH VIDEO 650 blue crosses were put on display in Whangarei’s Cameron Street Mall on September 3rd, the day after Blue Friday. The crosses were to represent the number of men who die every year of prostate cancer and the hope is th...
Blue Noggin Day for Blue Friday
2nd September 2011
WANTED Blue Noggins for Blue Friday Following up on a short, sharp, 40 minute collection through the streets of Pukekohe that raised an incredible $1500, local Pukekohe police have shaved their heads for prostate cancer awareness.
Clear messages to Dad's at Blue September Launch
1st September 2011
Blue September was launched last night in true blue style at the Blue September ‘Blue Tie” launch party at SKYCITY’s Club Lounge. The night was decked out in all things ‘blue’, from a blue carpet in the entranc...
"Blue Bucket Run" raises funds & awareness
1st September 2011
“BLUE RUN” are a group from Opotiki and they showed their support for Blue September by raising awareness about prostate cancer with a "Blue Bucket Run". The run through Opotiki on Blue Friday went through and around...
John Bongard Supports Blue September
29th August 2011
John Bongard is supporting Blue September! Top New Zealand businessman John Bongard was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008 and shortly after resigned as the CEO of Fisher & Paykel in order to focus on his health and his family.
Behind the theme song of Blue September...
26th August 2011
In 2010 Blue September approached the Producer Baz Palmer and asked him to come up with a Blue September campaign song. Baz spotted Tobias Pridelle, the young talent who was the original creator of the track, and band member of ‘Boy i...
Poker Play Lee Nelson supports Blue September
25th August 2011
Blue September is pleased to announce that health former GP turned poker champ, health retreat guru and prostate cancer survivor Lee Nelson has come on board as a Blue September ambassador. A retired doctor, Nelson has since won two poker c...
International Sports Team get blue!
24th August 2011
“Red for life, blue for a day” Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher, Liverpool Premier League Football Stars get blue for Blue September. Gerrard is best known as the Liverpool FC Captain and he is considered one of the greate...
Another World Landmark is lit blue - Capitol Records
23rd August 2011
Another iconic world landmark is lighting up blue for prostate cancer awareness. The distinctive Capital Records tower in Hollywood (the world’s first circular office building) will be bathed in blue light for Blue Friday, 16th Septem...
One Tree Hill will be lit blue!
22nd August 2011
Iconic landmark “One Tree Hill”, located in Auckland New Zealand, will be lit blue for Blue September! The hill has been an inspiration for many creative endeavours over the years, perhaps the best known being U2’s song ...
Jonny Reid Gets Blue
19th August 2011
Racing driver Jonny Reid is supporting Blue September. From a well-known New Zealand racing family, Jonny loves racing and know the value of his health in keeping at the top of his game in this competitive industry.
The Game Actor Pooch Hall Gets Blue
18th August 2011
Television and film actor Pooch Hall is getting blue to raise awareness for cancer in men! Pooch is best known for his role as professional football player, Derwin Davis, on the comedy-drama series “The Gam...
Spartacus gets blue!
17th August 2011
Australian Actor Liam McIntyre, recently announced as the new “Spartacus” in the second season of the show, is facing up to prostate cancer this September to support greater awareness in men of the need to get checked.
Introducing Blue September Games!
16th August 2011
Blue September set the students at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia a challenge earlier this year to create two Blue September online games. Eka Prawira and Hana Augustine won the honour of having their game ...
Anthony LaPaglia & Gia Carides
11th August 2011
Without a Trace actor Anthony Lapaglia and his wife and actress Gia Carides are getting blue for Blue September. Gia painted her lips blue and scattered blue kisses over her husbands face, something that could mean the ‘kiss of life&...
Ronan Keating gets blue!
8th August 2011
Irish recording artist Ronan Keating is sporting blue face paint to encourage men and their families to ‘face up’ to cancer in men. Keating debuted on the professional music scene in 1994 as the lead singer of ...
Actor & Comedian Donald Faison supports Blue September
5th August 2011
Scrub’s actor Donald Faison is once again putting his hand up to be laughed at – but this time to raise awareness for prostate cancer. Faison is sporting blue face paint to encourage men and their families to “face u...
Boy in blue - Brian McFadden gets blue!
1st August 2011
Australia’s Got Talent Judge and singer Brian McFadden is sporting a blue beard to help raise awareness and funds for Blue September. The cheeky Irishman is urging all men to check themselves and see a doctor regularly in the hope to...
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