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This Men’s Health Week, Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) staff showed their support of men’s health by raising more than $500 for the PA Research Foundation’s MANDATE campaign and by facilitating 50 health checks.
Yesterday, ‘Go Blue or Maroon for MANDATE Day’ at PAH saw units across the hospital donning blue or Maroon to raise money to support men’s health research at PAH.
The team in Radiation Oncology all purchased and wore MANDATE t-shirts in support of the cause and decorated their department.
Radiation Oncology Nurse Denise Dizon said MANDATE was a great opportunity for the department to raise funds to support research that would one day benefit PAH patients.
“Many of the patients we see are men who are receiving treatments for prostate cancer and head and neck cancer,” she said.
In the Main Foyer of the hospital, there were also free skin and lifestyle health checks on offer.
The Metro South Public Health Unit (MSPHU) held a morning tea in support of the event.
Phil Rocha who coordinated the fundraiser at MSPHU said it was a big hit.
“The stall we had selling MANDATE merchandise went really well. All the team enjoyed being a part of the fundraiser and doing our bit to support men’s health research,” he said.
The MANDATE campaign will run until July 31, to learn more visit: www.mandate.org.au.