Hire a Hubby director taking ‘Man Van’ on tour in support of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Peter Dohnt.
Peter Dohnt.

DESPITE its bright pink colouring, the pink Hire a Hubby “Man Van” drives a serious message home for men.

Hire a Hubby managing director Peter Dohnt from Wannanup said men are reluctant to talk about health issues.

The man van is an education vehicle making its way around Australia to raise awareness of the need for men to get regular prostate health checks.

Mr Dohnt is taking the Man Van on its journey around WA.

“We’ve had a blast having the Man Van in WA since April, and we can’t wait to encourage more men out there to get a check-up,” he said.

He said the Hire a Hubby franchisees donated $1 per job to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

So far, more than $89,000 has been donated in total.

Mr Dohnt said Hire a Hubby has a high percentage of members in the high-risk age group for prostate cancer, so the cause hits home.

“The majority of people in our business around that age have lost people to prostate cancer,” he said.

“It’s becoming a bigger disease that breast cancer.”

The Man Van started its journey in the centre of Australia in 2015 and has travelled 18,000km around the country.

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