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PAH staff move for Movember

10 November 2017

Not everyone can grow a mo, but this Movember Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) staff were showing how everyone can support men's health by taking on the MOVE challenge.

More than 20 Ward 4A staff were planning to collectively ‘move’ the distance of Australia's Highway 1—14,935km.

Clinical Nurse Jo Murphy said staff planned to walk, cycle and run to go the distance.

“Working in urology we see patients with prostate cancer every day and see how it affects them, their friends and their family,” she said.

“We wanted to show our patients that we support them 100 per cent and not just in our professional roles at work, we’re all hitting the pavement in our spare time too.”

Male staff members in the unit were taking on both challenges—switching razors for trainers.

Nurse Unit Manager Peter Morrison and Clinical Nurse Bill Bailey were already sporting impressive mos only a week into Movember.

Peter said he was happy with his silver mo, while Bill said he was hoping his mo would thicken out a little bit further into the month.

Together, the team hoped to raise $1,000.

The Movember Foundation addresses some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.

And by 2030 they aim to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25 per cent.  

Donations can be made here »

Last updated 10 November 2017
Last reviewed 10 November 2017

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