MANDURAH’S Coleman Truss wears a purple uniform, works in a purple building, drives a purple car and has now committed to growing a purple moustache.
He decided to grow a purple mo in the name of men’s health.
Mr Truss and his wife Diane work at Battery World in Mandurah.
They are leading a call to arms after both their neighbour and Mrs Truss’s father were diagnosed with prostate cancer.
“Thankfully they received early diagnosis and after treatment are looking forward to a positive future,” Mr Truss said.
Nearly 400 staff at Battery World stores across Australia will sport purple moustaches during Movember.
The 94 national stores have taken the challenge personally after a number of team members battled with prostate cancer this year.
Franchisee David Mathison sits on the national product committee and is living with prostate cancer.
“When you hear the word cancer it is a real shock,” he said.
“When I hit my mid 40s I thought I should have the prostate cancer PSA check and when the results came back that my numbers were high I was immediately referred to a urologist.
“The real devil to all of this detail is early detection.
“I am lucky in that I have the cancer cells but at this stage they are just there and not doing anything.
“I have annual tests to check everything is under control – so I guess the good thing about all of this is I know it is there so there are no surprises.
“My message to men is to take the blood test and if it happens to lead to having the next test think about your options – would you rather die of cancer or have a moment you might find embarrassing?”