Some of Bendigo’s CBD icons are turning blue from August 26 to September 4 to raise awareness of men’s health.
The Old Post Office/Visitor Information Centre, RSL Memorial, Alexandra Fountain, Mr Beebes restaurant, St Pauls Cathedral bell tower and poppet head at Central Deborah Gold Mine will all be illuminated blue.
We hear the Captain Cook statue in front of St Pauls Cathedral is also sporting a snazzy blue waist coat.
The visual display is designed to raise awareness of prostate cancer, men’s health in general and the first ever Bendigo Community Health Services Men’s Health Marathon – 11 days of activities designed to get men out, active and thinking seriously about their health.
The theme of the marathon is: Make men’s health your business … before it’s too late.
Plenty of wonderful businesses have put special Men’s Health posters in their shop windows to enhance the Bendigo turns blue for men’s health concept and promote the Men’s Health Marathon.
To enhance the men’s health and get active messages, Bendigo Community Health Services wants you to head out and take a ‘selfie’ with one of the ‘blue’ city icons.
Simply send the picture to us through Facebook, via Twitter @HealthyBendigo with the #MHM16 or via email to email@example.com
We will accept pictures up until 2pm on Monday, September 5, and announce the winner on our website on Tuesday, September 6.
We also have two $50 Coles Myer vouchers and five Bendigo Community Health Services showbags to give away as consolation prizes to lucky ‘selfie’ snappers.
Pictures could be used on our website and social media platforms as part of our Men’s Health Marathon promotion but will not be used for any other purpose.
So, get snapping and don’t forget to spread the men’s health message to those in your life!
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