12 June 2020
Prof Jeff Dunn AO and Cr Theresa Fedeli
Raising awareness for men’s health has become the latest focal point of Council’s two new waste trucks, which were unveiled in time for Men’s Health Week.
Council partnered with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia to produce the designs and messages to promote the importance of men’s health.
Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, said the idea of wrapping waste trucks with men’s health messaging would help raise awareness.
“On average, men die six years earlier than women for largely preventable reasons and I believe we should play a part in correcting this figure,” Cr Fedeli said.
“These waste trucks will help spread the message about men’s health on a permanent basis.
“The most important thing is to keep conversations about men’s health ongoing within families, workplaces and communities. The more we talk about men’s health, the more it shows the males in our community that it’s vital to check on themselves physically and mentally.
“I thank both the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia for their continued support around men’s health.”
Prostate Cancer Foundation CEO Professor Jeff Dunn AO congratulated the Mayor and Council for its leadership.
“This joint campaign shines a spotlight on the physical and mental health of men in our community, in the knowledge that healthy blokes help to create healthier communities.
“Men impacted by prostate cancer face a 70% increased risk of suicide – and many men walk the journey alone.
“We are proud to partner with Mayor of Camden Cr Theresa Fedeli and the Council to raise awareness and encourage joint action towards creating a healthier, happier community.”