COUNCIL MO BROS GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR THE CAUSE
What do you do for Movember if you already possess a macho moustache and a bushy beard?
If you’re Griffith City Council Director Infrastructure and Operations Phil King you go wild with a razor and embrace a whole new look.
As he watched members of Council’s Mo Bro team sprout impressive facial hair throughout November, an idea grew to add a little bit of humour to an event with a serious message.
Movember is held each year to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, highlighting prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide.
To help wrap up Movember Griffith City Council hosted Mo-Ment on Thursday, 29 November 2018 at Pioneer Park Museum, where Mr King unveiled his new look to astonished staff.
Mr King has been involved in Movember since 2004, but this is the first time he’s gone the extra mile by shaving a strip down the middle of his head.
The lunchtime event encouraged work colleagues to donate to the cause and provided important information about men’s health.
“I am happy to have been able to help raise awareness for men’s health issues, especially for prostate cancer and mental health,” Mr King said.
“I usually grow my beard each year and shave it off for the cause but I decided to have some fun at the final event and make the extra effort - I shaved my head and dressed up, a look which inspired a lot of laughter on the day.
“Thanks to everyone who donated. If you haven’t already, you can still make a donation by heading online to the www.movember.com and searching for Griffith City Council Mo Bros.”
The Council team has raised more than $1600 so far.
Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi, attended Thursday’s Mo-Ment to show his support and congratulated Council staff.
“I want to commend all those who took part in Movember and the WHS and Risk team who organised the event,” he said.