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DFK International Participates in Movember Campaign

December 10, 2013

The global power of DFK International gathered ‘momentum’ to raise a record amount of around $91,000 for the worldwide Movember campaign.

More than 330 moustaches were grown during November by over 40 of DFK International’s member firms based in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Cyprus, India, Mexico, USA, Ireland and the UK.

And one ‘mo’ bro, Elliot Harris from UK member firm Chantrey Vellacott DFK, turned the tables and got rid of his stiff upper lip by shaving off his moustache for the first time in 43 years.

The Movember foundation was first launched in Australia in 2004 and has since become a global movement, with events all over the world to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues such as prostate cancer and associated charities.

It is the third time DFK International has taken part in the Movember campaign and last year’s effort put the DFK International Movember Network in the top 100 fundraising organisations in the world after it hit more than $80,000.

The team was led from the top by President Scott Hazy and co-ordinated by Paul Panabaker, president elect of DFK Canada, who also topped this year’s DFK individual leader board with a contribution of over $9,000.

Paul Panabaker, partner at Davis Martindale in London, Canada, said: “DFK’s fundraising efforts have once again been fantastic and we are expecting the total amount of money raised to increase as the final donations are processed this week.

“This year we saw a global increase in the number of teams and individuals signing up to either grow a moustache or lend support as a Mo Sista and their support will help to tackle health issues such as prostate cancer.

“Most importantly this has helped to increase awareness around the world with an estimated 700,000 emails, social media posts and good old conversations promoting men’s health issues.

“Men generally don’t talk about their health but growing a ‘mo’ for Movember has been a great excuse to break down these conversation barriers as well as encouraging more men to go for a health check.

“Around 1 in 7 men will suffer from prostate cancer at some point in their lives and we have all been truly inspired by the stories of those members of DFK who have bravely fought cancer and have been made more aware of the impact it can have.”

DFK International is an association of independent accountancy firms and business advisers.

DFK International is ranked amongst the top 10 global accountancy associations and has over 300 offices in more than 80 countries worldwide.

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