Let it grow during Movember
Annual event raises awareness for men’s health
THE Movember Foundation is encouraging men across Queensland to grow their mo for 30 days to raise awareness for men’s health.
Shadow Health Minister Mark McArdle said support for the charity event continued to grow year on year, showcasing the importance for men’s mental health, prostate and testicular cancer to become more prevalent in everyday conversation.
“Prostate cancer is now the second most common cancer in men worldwide,” Mr McArdle said.
“Educating men about the symptoms of prostate cancer should be a priority.
“We also must ensure that information is readily available about getting tested and what treatments are available.”
Mr McArdle said money raised through Movember would go towards prostate cancer research, diagnosis and treatment trials, public awareness campaigns and education for men on when and how to take action.
“Cancer is such a terrible blight on our community for men and women,” he said.
“Every day in Australia, seven women die from breast cancer and nine men die from prostate cancer.
“That’s far too many, and every contribution we can make is a positive one.
“It’s so important that we educate all Queenslanders about the importance of being healthy and getting regular check-ups.”
Mr McArdle said this year the foundation was launching MOVE for Movember, enabling those unable to grow a moustache to take part and fundraise
“This initiative asks people to commit to 30 minutes of activity every day in November,” he said.
“Moving on a regular basis can halve the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.”
More information: https://au.movember.com
MOVEMBER: Daniel Scott was a participant in the annual event, resulting in a shave from Ben Boulter from The Barber’s Shed.