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Thursday November 30, 2017

Marking Movember

Jim’s Mowing Franchisee Wayne Terry beside the giant moustache he painted for Movember on the lawn of the Miramar Medical Centre. PHOTO: Supplied

Men around the country from the beginning of the month started clean shaven as Movember kicked off. Since 2003, the Movember movement has been raising public awareness of testicular and prostate cancer. To help promote this further the Miramar Medical Centre in Park Road teamed up with their Jim’s Mowing Franchisee Wayne Terry, who painted a Movember moustache on their front lawn. “It’s a great cause, and I’m happy to help in any way I can to help promote men’s health or any other health awareness programme,” Wayne says. “It’s amazing how many people will grow moustaches but don’t register to the Movember websites. “Movember is great about creating conversation about men’s health all you need to do is get checked.”

Wayne lost his mother-in-law Jenny More to cancer and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). “Jen was a fighter and luckily she got checked early and so she had the chance to meet her grandchildren and great grandchildren, so it is worth it,” he says. Miramar Medical Centre manager Raewyn Devine says Wayne’s cause was a brilliant way of raising awareness. “He came to us how he could help us promote Movember and we said yes, of course,” Raewyn says. “Since then there have been moustaches everywhere. “Movember’s innovative approach is unique in that each year, for a full month, it puts importance of men’s health issues – such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health – back into the public spotlight.”

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