Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Statements by Members
Harry, Mr Richard
Tony Pasin (Barker, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source
I rise to offer my congratulations to Richard Harry for being awarded the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia's prestigious Max Gardner Award for Distinguished Service. Richard is a humble but dedicated individual who has been the driving force behind the Limestone Coast Prostate Cancer Support Group for over a decade. Richard's tireless advocacy has played a vital role in providing men and their families with information, comfort and support, calling on his very own personal experience to make a difference in others' lives. I've had the privilege of working alongside Richard at my annual prostate cancer Big Aussie BBQ over many years, and I can't think of a finer recipient of this award. In my letter of support, I described Richard as 'always available to assist any man, or their family, going through their journey with this disease' and said:
Mr Harry and the Limestone Coast prostate cancer support group have achieved much, but possibly their greatest achievement is the fundraising efforts that secured a Trans perineal Biopsy Machine in the South East. Thanks to his efforts, urologists can now test men in the South East of South Australia without the need for them to travel to Adelaide or Melbourne. I have no hesitation in recommending Mr Harry for the Max Gardner Award.
That statement rings as true now as it did then. He is a fantastic Australian.