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Chef Don Hancey. Picture: Iain Gillespie/The West Australian

If the delicious aroma of a barbecue hits you while you're walking through the CBD tomorrow, it won't be your imagination working overtime.

Chef Don Hancey will join Perth's "Prince of Flesh" - butcher Vince Garreffa - for a cooking demonstration in the courtyard of Central Park to help raise money for prostate cancer.

The Big Aussie Barbie will be held from 11.30am to 2pm to launch International Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Now in its third year, the event is part of a national health promotion by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

People will also be encouraged to register to host their own barbecue this month to raise money that will contribute to the fight against cancer.

It is estimated that more than 20,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year.

"And 3300 men will die of the disease," said PCFA WA manager Cate Harman.

"This fundraising initiative will go a long way to making a difference to these men's lives," she said.

For more information about the Big Aussie Barbie visit www.bigaussiebarbie.com.au; or learn more about prostate cancer at www.prostate.org.au.