One of my fellow pilots was diagnosed and treated for Prostate Cancer about two years ago. Thankfully, he was successfully treated and now juggles a line flying role and a demanding management position.
For at least the second year in a row, he is participating in Movember in aid of prostate cancer research and awareness in men over 40.
Funds raised will help make a tangible difference to the lives of others. Through the Movember Foundation and its men’s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue – the national depression initiative, they are funding world class research, educational and support programs which would otherwise not be possible.
“Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.”
- 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
- This year 20,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed
- 1 in 8 men will experience depression in their lifetime
In a world of new media, it’s not uncommon for people to ask for donations to help support their own online pursuits. We’ll never do this. We ask, instead, that you help support the people and charities that deserve it (a principle applied most often in our podcast). Movember is one such cause.
You can donate online here. You’ll be taken to the Movember.com website where you’ll be able make your donation via credit card or PayPal. Your support is appreciated.
All donations over $2 (in Australia) are tax deductible.
If you don’t want to pay online, you can write a cheque payable to ‘Movember’, referencing the Registration ID: 1047134 and mailing it to: Movember, PO Box 60, East Melbourne, VIC, 8002.
You never know, you may board a V Australia 777 over the next month and be blessed with a big bushy moustache that you helped grow.
Thank you in advance for supporting our efforts to change the face of men’s health.