One in 7 young Australians suffer from a mental health condition, and one in 4 will suffer from an anxiety disorder between four and 17.
“We cover it up, we don’t like talking about it because that’s what society tells us to do, but that’s wrong and we need to make a change.”
That’s the driving sentiment behind Year 11 student Josh Hood’s idea to run a T20 cricket bash this Friday to raise money for men’s health and the Movember Foundation.The Foundation is saving and improving men’s lives through projects focused on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
Josh is galvanizing the community to support the event, and asking Year 10 and Year 11s to donate $5 each to play on the day.
The T20 match will run from 9.30am – 2.30pm at the Emerald Avenue oval.
Last year Josh raised $1000 for the foundation and this year’s target is $1500. Donation can be made to https://mobro.co/hoodysmo
The College is organising large moustaches for players to wear, to add some extra fun to the day.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re a Mo Bro or a Mo Sista, Movember is for everyone. I’m supporting the Movember Foundation because they’re tackling some of the most significant health issues faced by men. Together we can stop men dying too young,” says Josh.
Here is the video Josh made promoting the match.
T20 Friday 3 November
9.30am – 2.30pm
Emerald Oval, Emerald Avenue, Wodonga
Learn more the Movember Foundation here: https://au.movember.com/programs/cause
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