Thursday June 15 was 'Go Blue or Maroon for MANDATE Day' at PAH. The initiative was in support of Men's Health Week - a time dedicated to heightening the focus on issues facing men's health.
Several hospital departments participated in the fundraising for the day, with over $500 being raised for the PA Research Foundation's MANDATE campaign. All money raised will support solution focused men's health research here at the PA Campus.
The team in Radiation Oncology all purchased and wore MANDATE t-shirts in support of the cause and decorated their department with blue and maroon.
Radiation Oncology Nurse and coordinator for the Radiation Oncology fundraiser, Denise Dizon spoke of their motivation to support the cause.
"Many of the patients we see are men who are receiving treatments for prostate cancer and head and neck cancer.
"MANDATE is a great opportunity for our department to do our bit in raising funds to support research that will one day benefit our patients."
The Metro South Public Health Unit team had a busy morning tea at their Coopers Plains offices and sent back an overflowing donation box to the PA Research Foundation.
Phil Rocha who coordinated the fundraiser at MSPHU said the morning was a big hit in their office.
"The stall we had selling MANDATE merchandise went really well. All the team enjoyed being a part of the fundraiser and doing our bit to support men's health research."
There were also skin and lifestyle health-checks in the main entrance foyer which many PAH staff members took advantage of. An in-situ melanoma was identified by the team of dermatologists as well as BCC's and several AK lesions.
The PA Research Foundation hope to set up another health check day in the coming months. The MANDATE campaign continues until July 31.
There is still plenty of time to fundraise for the campaign, please contact the MANDATE team to discuss further. You can also support MANDATE by visiting your local Spirit Hotel who are championing MANDATE during June and July.