Thursday, 13 December 2012 10:30

Movember makes its mark at IJF

Movember makes its mark at IJF
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During November each year, men across the world strive to raise vital funds and awareness for men's health under the banner of Movember, and this year IJF Australia had 30 inspirational employees who were willing to take up the challenge and grow a moustache for 30 days.

This year our Mo Bro's were supported by our resident Mo Sista who diligently gave support and encouragement. Desi's upbeat spirit and constant progress updates on our Mo Space was vital in seeking out sponsorship for all the Mo growing efforts.

Being part of an industry primarily occupied by men we recognise the significance of the cause. It is important for us to support those who were willing through their actions to promote awareness of the often ignored issues of men's health.

At the end of the month, our Mo Bros from both Adelaide and Brisbane, Mo Sista and all of us who had to keep a straight face while conversing with the bold participants, celebrated our efforts with a Movember morning tea.

Ross Giorgio awarded Greg Askew from our Brisbane factory for his monumental effort in raising funds and establishing the best Mo. We don't know what is in the water up there, but our Brisbane boys did an outstanding job establishing, grooming and trimming their infamous moustaches.

As a team we raised a total of $3,200 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue: the national depression initiative. And to all our employees who donated, we want to say 'thank you'!