Magna Canada team member Whitney Maleganeas works for Mytox Mfg as an HR Generalist.
It is Whitneys’s first year participating in Movember and she is moving 60 kilometers this month in support and to raise awareness and funds.
Whitney never knew how to support this cause as a woman as she “can’t exactly grow a moustache, or at least a good one”, until Magna brought it to the forefront. Whitney shared her Mo’tivation for participating by saying that “unfortunately my family and I have been affected by men’s mental health. We lost a very important man in our lives over 20 years ago to mental health and therefore I am motivated to help Movember continue to find solutions to the area of suicide prevention. My hope is as a team, we can help men from dying too young in all areas of men’s health. Men – We support you!”. Whitney is committed to participating in Movember each year moving forward!
Movember Fact: Movember understands that the issue of suicide is incredibly complex. By improving mental health overall and helping men establish better social connections we can help to reduce the risk of suicide. In Canada, Movember is funding Men/Art/Action Tribute Pole which is an initiative that supports Canadian military veterans and their battles with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Movember is also funding Heads Up Guys, which is one of five projects under the Men’s Depression and Suicide Network providing resources, education and practical tips on how to prevent depression.
Thank you Magna Mo Sista Whitney for joining the Magna Canada Movember team, sharing your story and making a difference!