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Council staff support Movember

Lynne Mowbray |

Around 15 staff members from a cross section of the Clarence Valley Council have joined forces to support Movember, to raise money and awareness of men’s health issues.

Staff spokesperson Reece Luxton said that this is a staff initiative, not a council initiative and includes staff members from both Grafton and Maclean.

“As a collective team working together, it’s been a good opportunity to raise the awareness of men’s issues,” Reece said.

“As a team effort, we’ve had a number of fund raising events, through running BBQ’s at our works depot, at Rushforth Road, South Grafton.

“It’s been a good opportunity for the guys to start the conversation about men’s health issues regarding suicide numbers being on the rise, prostate cancer as well as other men’s health issues,” he said.

So far the men have raised around $3,000 and they are hoping that the community will get behind supporting this great cause.

The group which call themselves the CVC Mobros encourage the community to support them by going online and checking out their page.

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Movember focuses on three important men’s health issues – prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.

The facts – in Australia:
• 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer before age of 75
• Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men
• 3 out of 4 suicides are men