The stats are quite alarming on men’s health – one man every minute commits suicide globally, that’s over half a million men each year and five a day in Australia, and prost
ate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis in Australian men, affecting 1 in 5 men under 85.
Movember is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. They are addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.
“We know what works for men, and how to find and fund the most innovative research to have both a global and local impact. We’re independent of government funding, so we can challenge the status quo and invest quicker in what works. In 13 years we’ve funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world. By 2030 we’ll reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%”. (www.movember.com.au)
Two of our staff, Bruce Hort and Graham Rennie, decided to participate in raising much needed funds and awareness for this fantastic charity by growing a Mo during the month of November. As well as receiving donations for their Mo Growth, they also held additional fund raising activities. One of the staff in their office, Daxa Patel, held a ‘curry drive’ where she cooked up 40 curries which she sold to staff for $15 each, contributing huge $600 towards the fund raising efforts.
Contributions are still coming in but the team is on track to raise approximately $2300. All donations are matched by Scottish Pacific so this will give a huge $4600 for this extremely worthy cause. A great effort, congratulations team.