Well it’s the second day of Movember (or November as it’s more formerly known to muggles or should we say mo’ggles) and it was full steam ahead yesterday (literally) to get it all underway. We have a number of Mo heroes in our office taking part this year, but there was one hero in particular, Xander Riekert, who went the whole hog by trimming, steaming and shaving his whole beard for the cause and for the first time in years – maybe you saw our Instagram or Facebook page? We will introduce you to him later, but firstly it’s important for us to explain why we support a cause like Movember.
Land. People. Water. It’s our tagline, our philosophy and at the heart of everything we do and true to that, the people here at 4Sight play a central role, not only in the actions we take, but in 4Sight’s identity. It’s paramount to us that we provide them with the support they need to thrive in our communities and we’re all about walking the talk too, so we are committed to it, it’s one of our key resolutions. With this in mind, it only seems right for us to support Movember, a cause that does just that by generating awareness and acting as a conversation starter for men’s health issues. And although it’s a fun and light-hearted way to get us talking about it, particularly when it comes to topics like mental health, prostate cancer and testicular cancer which are hard ones to bring up, at its core, the real message is for us to let the men in our lives know that it’s ok to ask for help or to act upon health concerns they have - this message is crucial. We intend to keep it at the forefront of everything we do this Movember, while having some fun along the way, but in the meantime we’d like to introduce you to some of our Mo heroes:
We will keep you posted on their journey throughout the month and if you’re keen to find out more or donate to the cause, check out our Movember page.
Don’t miss the next exciting blog installment where we will relive Xander’s journey to a smooth face at Maloney’s Barbershop!