Brisbane Truck Show: Whites Diesel takes men’s health to truckies


Whites Diesels Australia steps up to raise awareness of men’s health with the not-for-profit organisation MANDATE at the upcoming Brisbane Truck Show.

Brisbane Truck Show: Whites Diesel takes men’s health to truckies
Blood pressure checks for truckies at the Brisbane Truck Show!

 

The PA Research Foundation’s MANDATE campaign is a movement aimed at encouraging men’s health awareness and offering support to those in need.

In Australia, men die approximately five years sooner than women and if you take out suicide and reckless death – five men die every hour from a disease that could have been prevented through early detection.

More than half-a-million dollars has been raised so far to help fund research to find better diagnosis options, treatments and preventions to serious health concerns facing Australian men.

Additionally, the MANDATE campaign raises awareness around encouraging men to take ownership of their health and prioritise an annual check-up with their GP.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Australian men and one of the largest risk factors is high blood pressure, so Whites Diesel will be offering check-ups at their Brisbane Truck Show stand.

The check-ups will be available Thursday 25 and Friday 26 May between 11am-1pm and for a gold coin donation you'll receive a blood pressure check.

All proceeds will be going to MANDATE to support The PA Research Foundation’s research.

The GP will be at the stand will also be offering professional advice and men’s health information.

MANDATE Ambassador Matt White says raising awareness of men’s health is close to his heart having lost his own father at a young age.

"I lost my dad to a heart attack when he was just 42 and I was only 11, so I know what impact health issues can have," Mr White said.

"Regular checks and a healthy lifestyle have been forefront in my life ever since."

PA Research Foundation chief executive Damian Topp says MANDATE is about starting a conversation about health.

"It’s a sad fact that men are less likely to seek professional help for problems, which is why the MANDATE campaign is a great platform to start a conversation with your mates, family or work colleagues especially if you’re not feeling well mentally, physically or emotionally," Mr Topp said.

The MANDATE campaign officially kicks off in 89 Spirit Hotels throughout Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia at the beginning of June prior to International Men’s Health Week (12th – 18th June).

 

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