OBERON has thrown down the gauntlet to fellow small town Molong to see which community can raise the most money for men's health during Movember.
Oberon's team of 15 participants this year includes Oberon Council staff and James Walton and Greg Ryan from Oberon First National Real Estate.
Oberon team captain AJ Jack, from Oberon Council, said anyone can join in the fundraiser and the team's goal is to raise $5000.
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"Movember is the time of year when men around the world commit to bring back the moustache and have fun for a serious cause to rise awareness and encourage fundraising for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health research," he said.
"The moustache is a symbol that encourages conversations and awareness for men's health, physical inactivity and suicide prevention.
"Physical activity has become a health problem; remaining active decreases our chances of health issues occurring. Women can also join as Mo-Sistas and MOVE, fundraising while getting more active.
"All Mo-Bros and Mo-Sistas, friends, family, colleagues and community members can have fun and raise awareness."
Movember events in Oberon:
- A Pies and Beers night with a guest speaker from Oberon Medical Centre will be held on Monday, November 11 at 6pm. Entry is $5 and it will be held at the Oberon Leagues Club.
- A Moberon lunch will be held on Saturday, November 30 at the Community Centre in Fleming Street from noon. Entry is $10 and special guest speakers will include Kerry Peck and Prostrate NSW.
- There will be free men's health checks outside Oberon Council on December 2 and 3 via Men's Rural Health Education Van.
- Every Sunday, anyone can join in the Man Walk at Oberon Recreation Ground from 4pm.
For bookings, contact Oberon Council's Community Services team on 6329 8100.
Mr Jack said this year Oberon has challenged Molong in the fundraising efforts.
"The team has also thrown down a challenge to Cabonne Council to support Movember by forming their own team and match or better last year where the town of Moberon managed to grow a range of moustaches, raising more than $5000 in the process," he said.
"To become a Mo-Bro or Mo-Sista, go to https://moteam.co/oberon or just come along and enjoy the activities on offer. Go to the same site to donate to the team or your favourite team member.
"So, if you see a growing prevalence of face furniture throughout the town, you will know the reason and know it's all for a good cause."