Neptune's Movember Campaign Supporting Men's Health Awareness

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Neptune’s Movember team is in its fifth year of fundraising for this important initiative that raises both dollars and awareness for men’s mental health and suicide prevention, prostate and testicular cancers. Neptune matched staff donations and provided funds to run a fun and engaging campaign. With this support, the team exceededtheir expectations and raised approximately $85,000!

The campaign included fun team-building events and company-wide events like the BarberQ, custom toques and custom ‘Movembeer’ brewed by Twisted Traditions. The BarberQ was sponsored by one of Neptune’s contractors, B&B Construction, and raised funds through donations for lunch. Sorav Bhanot, owner of the Village Barber, donated his time to ensure team members got a clean start for Movember.

“As a fundraising team we are equally committed to raising both awareness and dollars,” says Jason Anderson, Movember team lead and a Project Manager at Neptune.

“From the leadership team to the boots on the ground at the terminal, we are all in this together. There is still a stigma in our industry associated with men’s mental health and cancers. My hope is that initiatives like this will bring us all closer together so that we can support each other in good times, and bad times.”

There were 33 registered team members this year, and even more people supporting in the background. Weekly draws rewarded donors with fantastic prizes, donated by many of Neptune’s contractor and supplier partners. In addition to this external support, Jason is particularly pleased to see how collaboration and connection with the Movember campaign has grown across terminal departments.

The winner of the ‘Caterpillar Cup’ was Tony Fiorvento, Assistant Warehouse Superintendent. The Cup is voted on by the whole company and the team wrapped up the campaign with a celebration at Batch on Plaza, who also supported with prizes.