Auckland City Mayor Shows Support for Movember
Posted by Fleur Revell
Auckland City Mayor John Banks has given his support for mens health charity Movember encouraging all men to get regular health checks.
Mayor John Banks encourages the citizens of Auckland to get behind this year’s Movember and help the city lead the way in its support for the men’s charity.
Funds raised by Movember will be donated to the Cancer Society of New Zealand in support of prostate cancer and the Mental Health Foundation for its ‘Out of the Blue’ depression awareness campaign.
Over the past two years, almost 40,000 Kiwis have taken part in Movember raising over $3 million in aid of men’s health charities.
Mr Banks is glad to be involved with the worthwhile cause and encourages all men to be vigilant about their health by scheduling regular health checkups.
“The Movember Foundation has done some remarkable work to help New Zealand men become more open about their health concerns and it’s important that the charity receives the support it needs to continue this for years to come,” says Mr Banks.
Movember organiser Jim Slattery says the dedicated support of both Aucklanders and people around the country will help to make this year’s event the most successful ever.
“Movember plays an important role in helping men to not be complacent about their health issues and to be proactive about seeking medical help when needed.
“Growing a mo offers a fun and creative way to get behind a very worthy charity in support of these serious issues,” says Slattery.
To find out more information or to pre-register, visit www.movember.co.nz.