The fight against cancer became physical at the weekend.

A fitness team at Progressive Health and Performance in Melton held a 24-hour event to raise money and awareness of men’s health issues, including prostate and testicular cancer and suicide.

Members pledged to train for one minute for every $1 raised during the event. The $4374 raised at the weekend will be added to the $3399 already raised by PHP members who took part in Movember.

PHP co-owner Ben Harvey said staff members had lost family and friends to cancer or witnessed others struggle with mental health.

“These conditions not only impact those immediately affected but the support networks surrounding them,” he said.

“Any amount of money raised, big or small, can go a long way.”

“For us, the Movember Foundation represents a unique opportunity to raise awareness for men’s health issues.”

The weekend fundraiser event included 24 hours of combat sports such as kickboxing, Brazilian jiu jitsu, muay thai, MMA, karate, judo and wrestling.

 

… Dewi Sherry