Two Rochester residents are planning a Mochester Gala to raise funds for Movember,By Elaine Cooney
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.
Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to following an incident at SPC Ardmona in Shepparton, involving a package later found to be non-threatening.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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