NBHL social responsibility
BackPack Bed for Homeless
North Brisbane Home Loans and national charity Backpack Beds for Homeless are helping to improve the lives of local street sleeping people. Over 40,000 Australians will sleep on our streets this year and the award winning Backpack Bed will help those people without a bed tonight stay warm, dry, and safe – with dignity.
“We had used North Brisbane Home Loans before and had always had a fantastic, professional and efficient experience but this time it was nice to know that while we were imagining being safe and secure in our new home we would be helping someone not so fortunate. What a wonderful initiative that we are very proud to be a part of!”
Australian Prostate Centre – QLD
What is prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer occurs when some of the prostate cells reproduce more rapidly than is normal, resulting in swelling or a tumour. Prostate cancer cells eventually invade other parts of the body, usually the bones and lymph nodes, producing secondary tumours (‘metastasis’). Treatment is still possible once the cancer escapes the prostate, but currently there is no cure. It can be a slow-growing cancer, and tends to be more aggressive in younger men.
How prevalent is prostate cancer?
Annually, 3000 men in Australia will die from prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is a leading cause of cancer incidence and the second leading cause of cancer mortality in Australian men. Early detection and treatment is essential for a good prognosis. Since this disease mainly affects men in their early fifties, its incidence is expected to increase significantly over time as a result of Australia’s ageing population. Evidence indicates that the economic and social burden of prostate cancer will rise extensively, unless there are significant scientific breakthroughs that are translated into alterations in clinical management.
What are the chances of recovery?
If appropriate treatment is started while the cancer is still solely in the prostate gland, a cure is possible. This is why early diagnosis is critical. There are a wide range of programs and groups available to provide support and assistance to both sufferers and recoverers.
North Brisbane Home Loans have committed to regular yearly donations to the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre in Queensland, to assist with research and clinical management of prostate cancer by developing better diagnosis and treatment strategies for Australian men.