Dave inspires mates to a challenge
Dave Hughes knows only too well what the impacts are on the lives of men diagnosed with prostate cancer.
A prostate community nurse at Bangalow Community Health, Dave this year alone has seen 300 men diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Which is why he was pretty keen to get involved in this year’s Movember and to also get men working at Byron Bay Hospital involved.
From November 1, Dave, along with hospital workers Steve Felton, Gary Stewart, Sean Alcorn, Adam Goodwin, Gav Jones, Paul Pattison and Brendon McIntyre, started growing their moustaches.
It all came to a crunch last Wednesday when the men took to the growths above their top lips with razors.
And mostly, they were happy to see the moustaches go.
Happily, their efforts raised about $1000 for the Movember Foundation and its men’s health partners, beyondblue: the national depression initiative and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
Local men diagnosed with prostate cancer can contact Dave Hughes at Bangalow Community Health, Monday to Friday on 66870008.
No doctor’s referral is needed.