Through 2018 Freightliner Trucks has partnered with Movember, an organisation that focuses on men’s health, with a special focus on men’s mental health.
To celebrate the association, the number 14 Freightliner Racing Commodore of Tim Slade and the Freightliner Coronado race team transporter will each sport a moustache at this weekend’s final Supercar championship round in Newcastle.
“When people see the mo’, it should serve as a reminder to take time out for their health, whether it be getting a health check or encouraging talks around mental health” says Brad Jones Racing Team Owner, Kim Jones.
“There are a wide ranges of resources available and people who are willing to help, so don’t be afraid to ask or reach out if you need to,” he says.
Executives at Freightliner Trucks Australia have also been busy growing moustaches in support of the cause, with Freightliner Pacific Director, Stephen Downes commenting that the race car and team transporter with their respective moustaches look a whole lot better than most of the moustaches we have grown here at Freightliner this month, mine included.
“We all know that men’s mental health is a serious issue in all aspects of society, but it is very significant for the trucking industry and especially drivers,” Mr Downes says.
The Movember movement encourages men to grow a moustache during the month of November and raise funds from supporters, with additional encouragement provided to male and female supporters of the foundation to take part in a fitness challenge during the month.
The Movember Foundation has one goal: to stop men dying too young. As the only global charity tackling men’s health issues year-round, the foundation supports the following causes: mental health and suicide prevention as well as the prevention of prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
Since 2003, the support of more than five million men and women has funded over 1200 innovative projects across more than 20 countries.
To donate or learn more, please visit www.Movember.com. To speak to someone immediately, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.