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Mayor and Transit Shave Their Famous Mo’s for Movember


November 2, 2011 – Today the City of Thunder Bay and members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 966 took part in Movember, the month formerly known as November, to help change the face of men’s health by creating a global focus on cancers affecting men.

Mayor Keith Hobbs, Charlie Brown - President of the Union, Doug Glena - Operations Supervisor, Phil Junnila, President of Prostate Cancer Canada, Thunder Bay network, and Transit employees all started the month clean shaven with the help of hairdressers from Mastercuts.

“This Movember campaign is a great way to educate men about the health risks they face and increase the chances of early detection, diagnosis and effective treatment,” said Mayor Keith Hobbs.

“I am happy to help raise money for Prostate Cancer Canada, and hope that my new moustache will spark conversations about men's health and prostate cancer.”

Over the month of Movember, Thunder Bay Transit and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 966 will be fundraising online at www.moTransit.com. There will also be donation bins at the Transit Office and at City Clerks on the first floor of City Hall. Transit Mo’ Bro and Mo’ Sista Operators will also be handing out men’s health information brochures to passengers.

All donations received are in support of Prostate Cancer Canada.

To join Thunder Bay Transit’s Movember Campaign, register online at www.movember.com.

For more information, visit www.moTransit.com

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Contact: Jon Hendel, Planning & Marketing Analyst – Thunder Bay Transit, 684-2190