December 4, 2018

Movember: Time for the mo to go?

It’s been a very successful Movember here at Northern Health.

Social Work Clinical Leader and Movember group organiser, Juan Alhucema, said the team at Northern Health pledged to either cut, grow, shave or dye their hair – should the group receive over $1,000 in donations.

“I am happy to say that we have raised $2,632.85 in donations and we would like to thank everyone who participated in the cause,” Juan said.

“This has been a great bonding activity for all us men involved here at Northern Health. Even though I lost my ponytail in the process!” added Juan with a laugh.

The promise was kept…besides Juan, another team member also cut off his ponytail, whilst Florian (pictured below) was in two minds and decided to keep half of his moustache.

The rest say they are considering keeping their new beards and moustaches.

Florian Zimmerman’s unique contribution to Movember

“With a great beard, comes great responsibility,” said Mike Masilamani, another member of the Northern Health team – NoH-vember.

“In this instance, we have the satisfaction of knowing we are raising awareness and making a difference to men’s health, particularly addressing prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention,” he added.


Featured Image:

Top left to right – David Paterson (Pastoral Care CL), Andrew Dickinson (OT), Mike Masilamani (Public Affairs), Thomas Cooper (PT), Hugh Burch (PT and Cancer Service Facilitator), Juan Alhucema (SW), Nik Rawat (SW).

Bottom left to right – Florian Zimmerman (PT), Tim Gauci (SW), Birat Sharma (SW).

Other participants not in the picture:

Dhruv Govil (PT and Workforce Manager), James Watt (Pall Care Nurse), Jordan Casey (AOL), Paul Jackson (PT), Simon Keating (Chief Strategy, Business & Development Officer) and Richard Ram (Patient Flow Manager).