Law firm raises $6,000 for Movember
In support of men’s health, a law firm based in Western Sydney has raised over $6,000 for Movember, bringing the total amount raised for charity to $280,000.
The Women in Business community, as part of Coleman Greig, announced the money raised for Movember in conjunction with various speakers talking about “heartbreaking stories” of how they either lost a loved one or suffered themselves.
Brain cancer survivor and advocate Johnny Ruffo shared his story of how he survived and reminded the firm of the “small part in the bigger picture” they can play.
“Your small sacrifice or gesture can make a world of difference to the person on the receiving end,” Mr Ruffo said when sharing his story.
Movember ambassador and doctor Isobelle Smith shared the story of how she lost her father to lymphoma. She sought to remind the lunch of the importance of seeking help early, “whether it be physical symptoms or a mental health condition”.
Ms Smiths said: “It is no longer about women or men supporting each other, it is about people supporting people.”
Principal and director of Coleman Greig Caroline Hutchinson closed the lunch with the announcement the firm had raised over $280,000 for various charities in 12 years.