Waga teachers get hairy for good cause

DRUMMING UP SUPPORT: Mater Dei assistant principal Daryl Lawrence and science teacher Stephen Wheeler. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

DRUMMING UP SUPPORT: Mater Dei assistant principal Daryl Lawrence and science teacher Stephen Wheeler. Picture: Kieren L. Tilly

When Mater Dei’s Daryl Lawrence discovered he had a pituitary tumor during the late 90s, he ignored it for over a year before eventually seeking crucial medical treatment.

The harrowing experience inspired the assistant principal to establish the Mater Dei Mo Men, a group of 22 teachers committed to promoting men’s health during Movember.

“The support we’ve had has really exceeded expectations,” Mr Lawrence said.

“This isn’t just about the 22 guys growing mos, but everyone who has got involved and supported us.

“A lot of people are either suffering from issues related to men’s health, or know someone who is in some way affected.”

The group has raised over $2,500 and hopes to reach $3,000 when the month-long campaign wraps up on Wednesday.  

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