Half mast for men’s can­cer health mo-mentum

The Weekend Post - - Nation -

FOR­MER AFL great Travis Cloke is urg­ing men to fol­low his lead by los­ing half their Movem­ber mo to keep up the con­ver­sa­tion about men’s health is­sues.

“The idea be­hind the ‘half- mast mo’ is sim­i­lar to fly­ing a flag at half-mast,” said the for­mer Colling­wood leg­end.

“It’s to honour loved ones we’ve lost to can­cer and men­tal health that should still be with us.”

This Movem­ber, Aus­tralia lost 469 men to prostate and tes­tic­u­lar can­cer and sui­cide.

“It’s re­ally im­por­tant to start these con­ver­sa­tions if you’re not al­ready hav­ing them,” he said. “I have a daugh­ter now, so my health is much more of a pri­or­ity.”

Al­most 85,000 Mo Bros and Sis­tas reg­is­tered for Movem­ber na­tion­wide, a rise on 2017, with about 630km of mous­tache hairs grown.

Pic­ture: ALEX COPPEL

HAIR-RAIS­ING: For­mer Colling­wood AFL player Travis Cloke with daugh­ter Scar­lett and a half mous­tache.

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