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Taking on the Mo challenge

Commerce Caboolture president Robert Pitt, CBEC manager Geoff McKenzie and CBD Traders president Brandt King will raise awareness and funds for Movember.
Commerce Caboolture president Robert Pitt, CBEC manager Geoff McKenzie and CBD Traders president Brandt King will raise awareness and funds for Movember.

FACIAL fuzz will be the flavour of the month starting from tomorrow (November 1) as men pledge their oath to raise awareness for men's health issues by participating in Movember.

Razors will remain hidden and clean-shaven appearances will take a back seat as participants sprout their Mo growth to raise vital funds for health issues including prostate cancer and mental health.

Three Caboolture businessmen are taking up the challenge with Commerce Caboolture president Robert Pitt, CBEC general manager Geoff McKenzie and CBD Traders president Brandt King ready to grow their Mos.

"I've taken part for the past four or five years," Robert said. "In the past there haven't been a lot of charities promoting awareness about men's health issues and when I found out about this I thought it was a good idea to take part and to get some people talking about it."

For Brandt supporting the cause is even more important because his father has prostate cancer.

"You have to be aware of men's health," he said. "This is a good way of making sure we do think about it, that we are aware of these things and men do need to take some time out and make sure they are healthy."

Geoff is more than happy to support Movember for both the challenge and the cause.

"CBEC is not doing the Caboolture Heart Appeal this year and we thought Movember is a really great substitute and goes towards a terrific cause," he said. "It's great this is about men. Breast cancer and leukaemia receive a lot of attention and rightly so but the fight against prostate cancer is really important to every male."

And how do they think they will all go in the growing stakes?

"It's a fairly ordinary sort of effort," Robert said. "It isn't the greatest look and my wife doesn't like it too much either but it's worth the annoyance for the good cause that it is."

For Brandt that's an easy answer.

"There will be no problems - I've done it a couple of times now," he said. "If someone wants to throw a few bucks our way, do it, it's for a great cause."

But for Geoff, this is his first time participating in Movember and he feels it will be a challenge.

"I'm not sure I'll go the distance but I'm willing to give it a try," he said. "Those things itch and wives generally don't like them when they're not used to them so it will be quite a challenge."

To support them visit au.movember.com/donate/ and enter "mobusiness" in the search field.


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