Giving a bit Mo’ for Movember

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Here at Whizz, we always ask, “What more can we do for you?” We’ll take calls after hours. We’ll roll up our sleeves on a fully-booked day and clean a home ourselves, rather than disappoint a customer who’s waiting for a Whizz.

So when Movember rolled in, and Marketing Manager Amandine Plas asked for volunteers to grow a moustache in honor of the global campaign that builds awareness for men’s Health issues, it was absolutely no surprise to us that Keyur Thakkar raised his hand. He wanted to give more. Or, in this case, Give Mo’.

An android geek with a mission

Keyur joined the Whizz tech team in September 2015 to help develop our Android app. “I’m basically an Android geek who plays with the Android droid to get more Whizzes in the city,” says this quiet, unassuming guy. But the Movember cause struck a chord in him.

Millions of men are just like him – hard workers who don’t raise a fuss about niggling aches or pains, and take stress in stride. But research shows that this Can-Do attitude has a flipside: since men rarely ask for help, they are at higher risk for undetected health problems, depression, and cancer. Movember Australia puts it pretty bluntly: “Men are dying too young.”

So that’s why Keyur volunteered – and this is just one of many things that the Whizz team will be doing for November this month. “We don’t speak a lot about man problems. I think it’s important to draw attention to this issues and raise funds to invest in biomedical and clinical research.”

He’s never grown a moustache and after just a few days into it he’s not quite sure how it will go. “So far so good… let’s see in one month what I will look like (wink).”

Whizz is proud of you, Keyur! If you’d like to join Keyur and Whizz and Give Mo’ this month, donate through his MoBro page