Qantas kicks off Movember

Sydney | Published on 31st October 2012 at 1:14

Qantas today got behind the launch of the Movember campaign as an extension of its partnership with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. To mark the announcement,

The Qantas Wallabies unveiled a Boeing 737-800 aircraft sporting a giant moustache that will fly around the country during November to raise awareness of prostate cancer and men’s mental health. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce (opens in new window)said he is proud Qantas is supporting the Movember Foundation for the second year. “As a survivor of prostate cancer, I am passionate about bringing greater awareness to this issue,” said Mr Joyce.

“We are encouraging everyone, including our team at Qantas, to get behind Movember and support two of the biggest health issues men face – prostate cancer and mental health. “As the naming rights partner of the Qantas Wallabies, we are especially delighted this year to have the Australian Rugby Union onboard” Mr Joyce said.

Jason Hincks, Chief Operating Officer, Movember said “Our vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health and achievement of this is dependent upon us continuing to raise awareness and funds.” “Support from iconic Australian institutions like Qantas and the Wallabies go a long way towards helping us achieve our goals, by providing an important awareness boost,“ said Mr Hincks. “We’re hugely grateful to have Qantas and the Wallabies on board in 2012, a particularly important year for us, as we’re marking 10 years in the moustache business.”

To raise awareness of prostate cancer and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, Qantas will also install a giant mo on the interior of Melbourne Domestic Airport. During the month of November Qantas will be showing in-flight programs about the Prostate Cancer Specialist Nursing Programme.

Last year Qantas announced a three-year partnership with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Qantas is a proud supporter of Australian Rugby Union and official airline of the Qantas Wallabies.