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    Australian construction industry to face off for Movember ‘Mo’ Challenge

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    The Movember Construction Industry Challenge in 2014 invites members of the industry to face off in the search for the ultimate moustache glory for the sake of men’s health.

    Movember is opening up the 'Industry Challenge' competition to the Construction Industry for the first time, after receiving overwhelming support from the sector in previous years. Movember's Construction Challenge joins 10 other official Challenges that aim to unite some of Australia's largest companies across a number of industries.

    The Movember Construction Industry Challenge offers engineers, project managers, builders and construction workers across Australia an opportunity to showcase their specially grown and skilfully crafted moustache.

    The Industry Challenge offers prizes for the highest fundraising team, highest fundraising individual and best moustache with the overall winner securing ultimate bragging rights for the next 12 months.

    Importantly, the month-long campaign also delivers the serious message of men's health in the construction industry, a sector that has long recognised the importance of promoting a healthy workplace. Industry leaders and employees from many of Australia's top engineering and construction companies including Fluor Australia, John Holland, Lend Lease, Laing O'Rourke and Theiss have been ongoing supporters of Movember through personal participation and encouraging participation among staff within their organisation.

    Tom Betts, Movember Business Engagement Manager explains that Movember is a fun and positive initiative that enables companies to engage staff across the business, help build camaraderie and increase morale.

    Long-time Movember supporter and Fluor Australia employee, Michael Henderson believes the moustache is more than just a fashion statement. Observing how his office always looks forward to Movember, he said the campaign combines a bit of fun with some worthy fundraising and health awareness. He adds that their annual Mo-Parade gives all the participants a chance to sport their latest Mo creation in the silliest way possible, giving the whole office a good laugh as they choose the best on show. The ongoing updates of their friendly fundraising battle with the other offices would often lead to conversations about men's health, meeting the Movember campaign’s goals.

    Movember returns for the 12th year this November, encouraging everyone around the world to support their locally grown moustaches by registering, growing (or supporting) and then celebrating at an official end-of-month event. Participants who commit to growing their moustaches for 30 days will effectively become walking talking billboards and help raise vital awareness and funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.

    To join the 2014 Construction Challenge, sign up at movember.com and search for the ‘Construction Challenge’ network.

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