Heathcote Health’s Movember Team bid farewell to their moustaches and beards on Friday.BRONWYN BEYERS December 5, 2012 4:34am
(Back row L-R) Nick Sidoti, Richard Rimmer, Dan Douglass, Gerry Canny. (front row L-R) Graeme Morris, Colin Wellard. Photos submitted
Heathcote Health’s Movember Team bid farewell to their moustaches and beards on Friday as the 30 long days and nights of Movember finally drew to a close.
The team consisted of employees, residents and a board representative, who all joined the fight to raise awareness of men’s health issues by foregoing shaving and growing moustaches for the month of November.
Heathcote Health’s Movember Team captain, Justine Hennessy, recruited the team via emails and newsletters and said she was pleased to have representatives throughout the organisation taking part.
The team raised more than $820, with board member Nick Sidoti raising an impressive $463.
Money raised throughout Movember will be used to support prostate cancer and male mental health initiatives.
Although some team member’s struggled with the fine art of moustachery, Heathcote Health resident Graeme Morris had no trouble and earned himself the title of ‘most impressive mo’.
Heathcote Health chief executive and Movember participant Dan Douglass said he was glad he took part in the event and grew a moustache for the first time in his life.
‘‘Participating in Movember this year has made me think more about my own health and the need for regular GP health checks,’’ he said.
‘‘I also found myself more actively promoting men’s health during the month.’’
Heathcote Health Planned Activities Group members also showed their support for Movember by donning moustaches last week during a morning exercise class.
Donations can still be made via the Movember website, http://au.movember.com/?home.
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