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More money for prostate cancer research

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.

Health Minister Greg Hunt with prostate cancer survivors Alan White and Rob Bishop, and Joe from Movember 2018

L-R Joe (Movember), Rob (survivor), Greg Hunt (Health Minister), and Alan White (survivor)
Photo courtesy of L Photography { live laugh love } www.lphotography.com.au

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.

Health Minister Greg Hunt talking to prostate cancer survivors at Movember HQ Melbourne 2018

Greg Hunt (Federal Health Minister) talking prostate cancer stuff with survivors Rob, Alan and Joe at Movember HQ, Melbourne. September 2018.
Photo courtesy of L Photography { live laugh love }

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.

Movember progress at Day Ten

Okay, Day Ten of Movember has arrived and is swiftly departing.  The Mo Sistas at Shine Health Wellbeing Centre have been out in force today to support the cause.

Donations are steadily trickling in, with some very generous donors indeed.  Thank you to all those who have kindly given so generously.

There’s still plenty of time to support Movember (and my mo) – to raise awareness about men’s health and support research in this area.  You can donate directly to my Movember page at http://mobro.co/alanwhite256 or if you are in the Black Rock area, drop in to Shine and make a donation in person.  Receipts are available, of course, and you can pick up your free men’s health info bag.

Meanwhile, you can check out the pictures below to see the state of bristle growth on my upper lip and see how much better the Mo Sistas are doing.

My book has arrived in time for Movember

After a long gestation, my book has arrived from the publisher, Busybird Publishing.

Busybird staff, Kev and Les, with author Alan White

Alan White, author, with Kev Howlett and Les Zigomanis of Busybird Publishing.

With Movember fast approaching (and, yes, I’ll be growing the mo), the book has arrived at the perfect time.  To watch my progress and make a donation to Movember, click here.  To grab your copy of the book, click here.

Although this is my story of the prostate cancer journey, I think you’ll find there is information that will be relevant to many men with a prostate cancer diagnosis.  Not to mention their partners.  My wife has contributed her experience and helpful suggestions to keep you both happy.

A big thank you to Blaise, Les and Kev at Busybird.  You are an awesome team and have been great to work with.

Alan White, author of We've Lost My Prostate Mate, holding a copy of his book at the publisher, Busybird

Author, Alan White, with his newly released book – We’ve Lost My Prostate Mate… and Life Goes On.






It’s Movember

In case you hadn’t noticed, there may be more than the usual number of blokes walking around with moustaches in various stages of growth.

Yes, it’s Movember and Mo Bros and Mo Sisters are raising money towards research for men’s health – in particular, prostate cancer, testicular cancer and depression.

I thought you might like to see how my Mo is coming along – rather salt-and-peppery at Day 16.  Compare the lush growth from my time in Vietnam with the Air Force – a thick, black caterpillar.

Alan - 16 Nov 2015Alan - Large portrait in uniform 1970For those of you who may wish to contribute a donation towards Movember’s research activities, you can click here to donate via my page (or, of course, you may choose to donate to any of your friends who may be sporting some growth).

Men’s health is everybody’s business.