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Movember - changing the face of men's health
Men in New Zealand benefit each year through funds raised in the Movember campaign. It’s very much an on-line fundraising event in which participants are urged to register or support a moustache growing friend, partner or colleague at http://nz.movember.com. Movember has grown from being the idea of an enthusiastic group of 30 Australians in 2003 to now encompassing 21 countries and raising a staggering NZ151 million dollars, in 2013.
The Cancer Society of New Zealand receives 50 per cent of the net funds generated here and this assists us in providing a range of benefits to men, particularly in the area of prostate and testicular cancers. The other beneficiary is the Mental Health Foundation.
It wasn't until Sarah-Jane O'Neil went through cancer treatment that she realised how much charities do for patients and their families. The single mum was diagnosed with thyroid cancer just days before Christmas 2012, and although she has had successful treatment, she lives with the fear that it will return. This year she will join Walking Stars - a night time walking half marathon raising funds for the Cancer Society.