November has become Movember for many Australian men over the last 13 years. The Movember movement is now a global event and ensures that we address the important issues relating to men’s health. Rather than targeting one specific area, the charity aims to ‘stop men dying so young’ which covers a range of issues from mental health, to heart health and prostate cancer.
“We felt it was a great way to support a very important issue, raise some funds and awareness for men’s health,” said Graham.
With a goal of $5000 in mind for fundraising, they have also included a couple of locally famous bearded faces who have been challenged to remove their well known facial hair if the target is reached. Matt Trounce, the Minister at the Uniting Church, and the Village Voice’s own, Rich Evans, have agreed (somewhat grudgingly) to shave away their beards if the goal is reached.
“It’s a very ambitious target, but we believe with community support from Lithgow and beyond we can get there,” said Con Kazantzidis “It’s a great cause, and something that we should talk about because too many men die too young and because we don’t speak up about our health,” he added.