[singlepic id=285 w=320 h=240 float=left]Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt will be reaching for the razor as Movember comes to an end. Mr Pitt said he joined forces with Member for Thuringowa Craig Wallace and his electorate officer Andrew Talbot to form his team ‘The Ron Burgundy All-Stars’ to raise money for men’s health.
“So far we have raised over $3,446 so a bit of discomfort and some light-hearted ridicule has been worth it,” Mr Pitt said.
“Each year Movember has increased in popularity as a way to encourage at-risk males to address health issues such as prostate cancer and depression.
“This year 128,929 people across Australia have sprouted fuzz on the upper lip raising over $15,000,000 with more money yet to be added to the tally.
“Money raised is shared equally between programs targeting prostate cancer and male depression. Funds are committed to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Beyondblue, and the Movember Foundation.”
The Movember Foundation said it wanted everyone to realise that all men over 50, and those over 40 with a family history of prostate cancer, were at risk and should be tested annually, and that men dealing with depression should know it was a disease they could get help for.
It is not too late to donate to Mr Pitt’s team, go to http://au.movember.com/mospace/723230/