Residents gears up for ‘Movember’

2018-11-08 06:02
Supporting Hospice this Movember is the staff of Malanda Toyota, pictured here with Neil McDonald.PHOTO: supplied

Supporting Hospice this Movember is the staff of Malanda Toyota, pictured here with Neil McDonald.PHOTO: supplied

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PROSTATE cancer is one of the most common cancers in men.

As such, the month of November is stylised as ‘Movember’, aimed at encouraging men to be tested, especially for prostate cancer.

CEO of a local Hospice, Neil McDonald, said, “Men are normally not very keen to go but please guys, we are making an appeal to you, be wise, make a decision and have this done. Think of yourself and your family.”

“The exact cause of prostate cancer is unknown but there are a few known risk factors like family history, obesity, lack of exercise, excessive red meat intake and not enough fruit and vegetables in the diet.

It has been shown that a substance in cooked tomatoes prevents prostate cancer to a large extent.

“Please contact your medical practitioner and have your test done,” added McDonald.

During the month of November, men are requested to grow their beards and moustaches and shave them off at the end of month.

“During Movember, guys, please do a fundraiser for Hospice.

When you have a braai, or are at rugby, or at your club or church, tell your friends and family you are supporting a good course, ask them to give you a donation and, at the end of November, contact Hospice and make a donation.

You can also take a photo of your friends or family with their beards and moustaches and send it to Hospice. You might just get a prize for the best photo,” he said.

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