There are some really disturbing statistics about men’s health. Did you know that five times more males than females take their own lives each year, or that men can expect to live four years less than women? Men’s Health Week runs from the 10th to 16th of June, and aims to empower people on the frontline of health to work with and reach out to local men and boys.
‘Health Snapshots’ is the theme for Men’s Health Week 2013. ‘Health Snapshots’ are the events that local communities are running to engage with men and boys in better health and wellbeing. There are several ways to get involved in Men’s Health Week, and help improve the health our Fairfield community:
Invite dads to help plant school gardens with healthy herbs and veggies.
Arrange a visit from a health check service to visit your workplace and provide health checks for your male employees at no charge to them (and register it here!)
Install new office plants, water filters on taps and bicycle parking or carpooling schemes as a Men’s Health Week initiative.
Hold a healthy morning tea and invite colleagues in your workplace.
Hold an open day at your shed where you show friends, family and colleagues what the Men’s Sheds are all about.
Run Men’s Health Week evenings, make it into a VIP event and roll out the red carpet! Invite your friends, family and colleagues to an informal evening of healthy hors d’oevres, canapés and drinks to promote your service.
Use some of the media templates to publicise the importance of men’s health and Men’s Health Week.
Place posters and men-friendly images around your practice to encourage men to feel more accommodated in your health service.
Our Professionals Fairfield Real Estate team would love to encourage all Fairfield residents to get involved and do what you can to help support this fantastic cause, improving the health and wellbeing of our Fairfield community.
Catillo and Simon from our very own Professionals Fairfield Real Estate team have jumped head first into Movember with the aim of becoming walking billboards and helping to change the face of men’s health. Last Thursday both men threw away their shaving cream and razors in favour of moustache wax (metaphorically at least), as they took their final shave for the month.
In pledging their support for Movember, which aims to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues (specifically prostate cancer and men’s depression), Catillo Cognetti and Simon Cognetti have started their very own Movember fundraising ‘Mo Space’ page. Calling themselves Professionals Real Estate Fairfield, Catillo and Simon aim to raise as much money as possible for this extremely worthwhile cause… and they’d love your support!
Whether you have $1, $10 or $100 to spare, we would appreciate any contribution you can make… every little bit will help!
While Catillo and Simon are busily growing their facial hair, you can follow this link to their team ‘Mo Space’ page to make your donation – http://au.movember.com/team/812381.
We will be posting regular updates so you can all follow the progress of the two mo’s. Let’s see who can grow the biggest mo; what style of mo will they end up with; will either decide to keep their mo at the end of the month? These questions and more will be answered in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
It’s that time of the year again when men across the country (and specifically our own Fairfield real estate owners and renters), are encouraged to support men’s health by becoming Mo Bros – It’s the month of MOVEMBER!
Mo Bros everywhere will be growing their mo’s to act as walking billboards for men’s health issues, in particular prostate cancer and depression in men. It is hoped that the onslaught of mos parading through the streets of Fairfield will trigger conversations and bring the often ignored issues of men’s health back into the spotlight.
Men across the country will wake up tomorrow morning, head straight to the bathroom and shave their upper lips in support of this great cause. Ladies, you may like to take a snapshot of your man’s clean shaven look at the beginning of the month, because it won’t last for long. Throughout the month of November Mo Bros everywhere will be actively growing, grooming, styling, and no doubt self-admiring their new look, preparing to show off an enviable moustache by the end of the month.
Men of Australia, you are not without choice when it comes to your desired ‘mo’ style’! There are oodles of grooming options available, with the Charlie Chaplin, handlebar and pencil moustaches always proving popular choices. By the end of November we hope to see many owners and renters of real estate in Fairfield proudly showing off their impressive mo’s, while raising awareness and essential funds for men’s health.
At the end of the month, Mo Bros and their female supporters (formally known as Mo Sistas) will be able to celebrate their newfound hairiness by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala parties held in each capital city (click here for the official party list). Let us know if you’re hosting an event or know of a nearby fundraising party. Let’s get all our Fairfield residents on board with a place to show off their month’s hard work.