Male workers of the Fijian Elections Office [FEO] got their mustaches shaved last month as the Prostate Cancer Awareness celebration concluded at the FEO headquarters in Toorak, Suva.

Fiji Cancer Society communications coordinator Kali Turagaiviu along with other staff members of the society attended the event which was opened by the Supervisor of Elections Mr Mohammed Saneem.

While addressing the staff, Mr Saneem remarked that males should not shy away from taking Prostate Cancer Tests as this disease can have a negative effect in one’s life in the long run. He also added that females play a major role in encouraging their male counterpart to take tests.

Mr Turagaiviu presented at the event on causes, effects and prevention of Prostate Cancer.

The event lit up as female staff of the FEO began to bid for shaving moustaches of their male co-workers.

19 male staff along with the Supervisor of Elections got their mustaches shaved in order to collect donation money for the Fiji Cancer Society.

A total of $3031.00 were collected.

The FEO organized this event to promote Movember, an advocacy month that calls for men to grow the manliest mustaches they can muster to raise awareness about Prostate Cancer.

The event was held on Wednesday, 29 November 2017.