Two Rochester residents are planning a Mochester Gala to raise funds for Movember,ELAINE COONEY November 14, 2012 4:23am
This month Rochester resident Jock McMillan and his friend Jason Brooks are tackling the issue of men’s health in the community.
For the past four years Mr McMillan has grown a mo for the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, but this year he plans to raise some serious money for the Movember charity.
The pair — along with the help of other mo brothers and mo sisters — are arranging a Mochester Gala to raise money for men’s health, concentrating on prostate cancer and depression.
Mr McMillan is encouraging Rochester residents to join the Mochester team at au.movember.com/ and register support for the cause.
Mr McMillan was diagnosed with cancer before he turned 21, so he advocates his mates to get regular check-ups.
‘‘It’s simple. Just go to your doctor and tell him what’s wrong,’’ he said.
He said many people equated the doctor with being sick, creating fear.
‘‘They are just there to help,’’ he said.
Mr McMillan said the Cancer Council was a huge support to him and his family when he was given the diagnosis.
The Mochester Gala is at Rochester Football Clubrooms, from 7pm to midnight on November 30 and prizes will be given for the best mo.
People who come sporting a mo (real or fake) will receive a reduced entry fee of $10 and everyone else will pay $15.
Prizes, giveaways and competitions will take place throughout the evening.
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The Yarrawonga Pigeons scored a 20 point victory over the Myrtleford Saints at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
Two people have been arrested and thousands of dollars in drugs and property found in a major raid in Corop early Monday.
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Members of a Cobram social group have encouraged women to become a part of community groups, committees and boards.
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