NSWRL surpass $10,000 to exceed Movember target

The NSWRL have taken up the Movember challenge this month and is proud to have exceeded its target of $10,000 with just over one day remaining in the 2019 campaign. 

NSWRL's tally currently sits at $10,084 with staff members jumping on board to help shine a spotlight on men's health. 

Led by Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler, the team kicked off the campaign with a Shave Day at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence on 1 November, in the hope of raising funds and awareness for important men’s health issues including prostate and testicular cancer, and suicide. 

Although looking a little bit seedy towards the end of the month, Fittler urged all Rugby League fans to dig deep and help raise money for a truly worthwhile cause. 

"If you knew how uncomfortable this little grub thing on my lip was, you'd jump straight into your wallet and donate," Fittler said. 

 "I can't wait for this week to finish, it's a wonderful cause, and I had my 30th school reunion on the weekend and just looked awful.

"So I've paid a heavy price, but there are people out there paying a much bigger price."

Movember originated in Melbourne, Australia, in 2003 when friends Travis Garone and Luke Slattery recruited 30 friends to grow moustaches to raise funds for men’s health and prostate cancer. It has now become a global charity which has raised $1.04 billion for men’s health.

The Movember Foundation reports men’s health is in crisis with prostate cancer the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men, testicular cancer is the second most common cancer affecting men aged 18-39 while three out of four suicides in Australia are men.

To throw your support behind Movember, donate here.