Let it grow dur­ing Movem­ber

An­nual event raises aware­ness for men’s health

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

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

PHOTO: IAIN CURRY

MOVEM­BER: Daniel Scott was a par­tic­i­pant in the an­nual event, re­sult­ing in a shave from Ben Boul­ter from The Bar­ber’s Shed.

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