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Six Blues will “grow up to save a brother” by participating in Movember.
On Monday officially marking the start of the 11th month, Jack Silvagni, Lochie O’Brien, Mitch McGovern, Liam Stocker, Jack Martin and Ed Curnow will “don the Mo” to raise money for Movember.
Formed in 2003, Movember exists to “help men live happier, healthier, longer lives” with a focus on the three areas of mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. More than six men kill themselves every day in Australia, one in six Australians will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, while testicular cancer is the most common cancer among young Australians.
It wasn’t until last month that all of the Blues on the 2022 list – along with staff, former Blues and supporters – rallied around “Doing It For Doc” and shaved their heads in a wave of support. public.
More than six million people in more than 20 countries have joined the global movement for men’s health since its inception, these Blues again adding six to the tally in 2021.
Writing on the Movember website, Silvagni – who is in his fifth year of Mo Bro – explained how and why this is an event “close to my heart”.
“A major factor for me is men’s mental health and trying to eradicate the stigma attached to it. This issue has affected me and the people closest to me, and I’m sure in one way or another most of you have affected, ”said Silvagni.
“My motivation also comes from the loss of my two grandfathers, Barrie and Sergio. Both have battled cancer and other health issues and explain why November and men’s health awareness is so important to me.
“Help me keep men from dying too young. “
With more than 1,250 Movember-funded health projects, community fundraiser Jake Lambert said how “thrilled” they were to have the Blues on board to help accelerate research, progress. and change.
“These guys have a responsibility to be professional footballers and always face the very real pressures of life. Being able to overcome life’s challenges, build resilience and understand that there are support networks around. of them is crucial and can save lives, ”Lambert said.
“It is important to ensure that these young men have the tools and skills to prioritize their physical and mental health, while continuing to understand the power of conversations and to monitor their fellow students.
“It doesn’t matter what your Mo looks like this Movember: you could be a fresh-faced rookie or an all-Australian star. Anything you grow will save a brother.”
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