City staff are ready to get hairy for cause in Movember

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
City of Bunbury chief executive officer Mal Osborne, media and communications officer Lee-Maree Gallo and Mayor Gary Brennan get ready to take on Movember.
Camera IconCity of Bunbury chief executive officer Mal Osborne, media and communications officer Lee-Maree Gallo and Mayor Gary Brennan get ready to take on Movember. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

City of Bunbury workers have put away the razors and are getting hairy for a good cause from today.

Men and women from the City have signed on to take part in the Movember challenge in an effort to raise money and awareness around men’s health.

The fundraising and awareness campaign sees men grow their moustaches for the entire month of November.

While the challenges women may face in the campaign are obvious, they can still take part in the Move this Movember aspect in which participants run or walk 60km during the month.

City of Bunbury media and communications officer Lee-Maree Gallo said her team — including Mayor Gary Brennan, Deputy Mayor Jaysen Miguel and chief executive officer Mal Osborne — was hoping to raise $1000.

The “City of Bunbury Slo-gro-mo-bros” team also includes a number of officers from across the organisation.

“We have two women also taking part who have committed to walk or run at least 60km over the month,” Ms Gallo said. “The 60km represents the 60 men lost globally to suicide each hour.”

“This is the second year we have put a group together to raise funds and awareness of the important issue of men’s health.”

The campaign is coordinated by charity organisation The Movember Foundation, which tackles the biggest health issues facing men — prostate and testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Ms Gallo encouraged others to get involved or donate.

“We believe it is important to raise awareness for men’s health and we encourage everyone to support this fantastic initiative,” she said.

Donate to the City of Bunbury team here.

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