Bunbury Battery World’s Matt Giles is pushing the boundaries of Movember by not only growing and shaving a moustache to promote a positive men’s health message but will be dying his purple.
Across Australia thousands plan to get involved in Movember but dying it purple is certainly upping the ante.
Up to 94 national stores have taken the challenge personally after a number of team members have battled with prostate cancer this year.
Franchisee David Mathison sits on the national product committee and is living with prostate cancer and said hearing the word cancer is a real shock.
“When I hit my mid 40s I thought I should have the prostate cancer PSA check and when the results came back that my numbers were high I was immediately referred to a urologist,” he said.
“My message to men is to take the blood test and if it happens to lead to having the next test think about your options – would you rather die of cancer or have a moment you might find embarrassing?”
Franchisee Greg Leslie is also leading a call to arms after his father has beaten cancer twice thanks to early intervention.
“My Dad, Bill, typical of men his generation, has never been one for doctors especially when he was younger but as he has gotten older he has seen the wisdom,” Greg said
“While the female franchisees and staff across Australia will sport fake moustaches, the whole male team from stores to support office, will do their best to grow and dye our mo’s purple in the hope that being a bit silly helps get the message across to men they are not invincible.”
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