Cop­ping a mo for aware­ness

The Queensland Times - - NEWS - CARLY MOR­RIS­SEY carly.mor­ris­sey@qt.com.au

EIGHT of­fi­cers from Spring­field po­lice sta­tion have ditched the ra­zor for Movem­ber this year.

This is the fourth year the sta­tion has teamed up to raise aware­ness of men’s health is­sues.

Male of­fi­cers will grow their mous­taches while the women will raise funds and aware­ness “for all the dads, broth­ers, sons and mates in our lives”.

Se­nior Sergeant Ge­off Noller said they joined Movem­ber when a dog squad of­fi­cer was di­ag­nosed with prostate cancer.

“We’re do­ing it in sup­port of col­leagues and friends. To raise aware­ness with the many peo­ple we deal with in the com­mu­nity on a daily ba­sis,” Sen-Sgt Noller said.

Known as Mo­hemian Rap­sody, the team aims to bring more aware­ness to men’s prostate and tes­tic­u­lar cancer and men­tal health is­sues.

Snr-Sgt Noller urged men to get reg­u­lar checks.

“The Movem­ber Foun­da­tion is the only global char­ity fo­cused solely on men’s health, so this Movem­ber I’m get­ting on board,” he wrote on the team Movem­ber page.

“I’m rais­ing funds to tackle some of the big­gest health is­sues faced by men: prostate cancer, tes­tic­u­lar cancer, and poor men­tal health.

“Help me stop men dy­ing too young.”

To do­nate to the Mo­hemian Rap­sody team, head to https://au.movem­ber.com/ team/2327757?mc=14.

Photo: Rob Wil­liams

MO-TIVATION: Spring­field po­lice sta­tion of­fi­cers Con­sta­ble Kieran Rud­dock, Con­sta­ble Craig Web­ber, Con­sta­ble Phillip Criss and De­tec­tive Se­nior Sergeant James Ste­g­inga.

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