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Pius X Aboriginal Corporation host Movember event to raise awareness for men's health

Pius X Aboriginal Corporation staff members have been growing their best moustaches over the last month as part of Movember, all to raise money and awareness for men's health.

On Friday, five staff members, including IT worker Brod Baker, Dr Glendon Inkster, security guard Gregory Wright, Aboriginal men's health worker Kenneth Knox and Dr Dr Syed Ghazi shaved off their moes after a month of growing.

Staff, family and friends watched on while also enjoying a barbecue lunch with raffle and lucky door prizes also up for grabs.

There was also a talk from doctors about mental health, prostate and testicular cancer.

The event was a joint celebration of Movember, International Men's Day and World AIDS Day.

It's the first official involvement that Pius X has had with Movember, and have officially raised $1045 through online donations as well as at least $500 in cash donations.

Pius X Aboriginal men's health worker Kenneth Knox said it's been a massive success.

"It's been good," he said.

"We've done other fundraisers over the month and October as well, with Sock It To Suicide and this is probably the most we've raised.

"We're raising money for men's health, awareness, prostate and testicular cancer and suicide and mental health issues in men.

"We've had a lot of donations too from a lot of businesses in Moree. Both chemists, a couple of electricians, accountants. It's been really good actually."

After the success of this year's involvement, Mr Knox said Pius X will continue on the tradition.

"Thanks to everyone that has donated," Mr Knox said.

People are still able to donate, which can be done online at https://au.movember.com/team/2351303 or in person at Pius X Aboriginal Corporation.