Funding boost from Federal Government
Last Thursday, I was invited by Movember to attend a joint announcement of increased funding by the Australian Federal Government and Movember Foundation.
$12m for research
Funding of $12m has been committed to fund a new prostate cancer research alliance over the next four years.
Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt, and Movember’s Executive Director of Programs, Paul Villanti, made the joint announcement at Movember’s HQ in Richmond. For full details, click here.
For all those people who get involved each year to raise money for Movember, this is one way in which your funds are being directed.
It was great to meet Rob, a fellow prostate cancer survivor, who turned out to live nearby. Joe, who works for Movember, is also dealing with his own prostate cancer journey.
We got to hear about Minister Greg Hunt’s own family story of prostate cancer. It’s wonderful to have someone at the top who really gets it.
Many thanks to Sam from Movember for inviting me to attend and for her terrific organisation of the event.
NBN News gave good coverage of the announcement.