Australians going ‘over the top’ fighting men’s cancer

Over the top

Two brothers will attempt an Australian first by travelling around Australia’s harsh coastline in a ‘rubber ducky’ for more than 9500km to raise funds and awareness to fight the growing incidence of prostate cancer.

Beginning in New South Wales (August 1, 2011) at the Sydney International Boat Show and finishing nearly two months later in Perth, the ‘Honda Over The Top Expedition’ involves prostate cancer survivor Peter Jenkins and his brother Phillip.

Powered by twin Honda BF225 outboard engines, a custom 8.6m rigid inflatable boat will be home for the brothers for eight weeks.
Honda Australia general manager Vikram Pawah said supporting the expedition was an important decision for Honda, after learning that close to 3000 men in Australia die each year from prostate cancer.

“Men’s health, particularly prostate cancer, is something rarely spoken about, which is quite strange considering every man could face it at some stage in his life,” Mr Pawah said.

“The fact the majority of Honda customers – right across its cars, motorcycles, power equipment and marine divisions – are males, the expedition is a perfect fit with Honda’s global view on social responsibility.

“The Honda Over The Top Expedition celebrates the Aussie adventurous spirit and outdoor culture, at the same time spreading an important message about one of the most common cancers in men in Australia, second only to skin cancer.”

To learn more, visit www.overthetop.com.au.

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