During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world. With their “Mo’s” men and women raise vital funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health.
In 2014, Rotaract Australia again created a team of Rotaractors, Rotarians and friends in support of Movember. Through a lot of hard work and promotion to family, friends and colleagues, the 33 members of the Rotaract Australia Movember team raised a massive $6,782. This ranked the team just outside the top 300 nationally.
“Another great performance by Rotaractors and Rotarians: many of whom are so passionate about men’s health. It was great to see so many lads and ladies from right around the country supporting,” said Mo Captain Jake Weragoda.
Many of the Sydney based supporters attended the Sydney Gala Party at Luna Park. The participants dressed up and enjoyed a night of entertainment in the form of rides and live entertainment, as well as the spectacle of moustache category award winners.
“Cancer and mental illness affect so many of us; our family and our friends. In fact, men have a significantly higher rate of suicide and are far less likely to seek help than women,” explains Jake.
Next year Rotaract Australia is heading into its third year in support of Movember after raising $10,500 in 2013.
Jake Weragoda, Mo Captain 2014