Magna Canada team member Michael Iannantuono works for Global IT as a Manager in Application Support. He leads a group of highly talented application administrators who provide support to 220 plus applications used by Magna groups and divisions around the globe.
It is Michael’s first year participating in Movember and he is growing his moustache in support and to raise awareness and funds. Michael was Mo’tivated to participate as he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer in February 2013 and underwent emergency surgery and 6 months of chemotherapy. He describes himself as one of the lucky ones as he can say he is Cancer free. Unfortunately, in August his girlfriend’s brother, John Ironstone, lost his battle with Prostate cancer. He was only 64, which is far too young.
So, in honor of John Ironstone Michael decided that he would join the Movember movement to raise much needed funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health and suicide prevention. “We need to make sure all Bro’s are getting tested and learning it’s ok to talk about what’s going on”- Michael Iannantuono.
Movember Fact: Movember founded and co-funds the TrueNTH Global Registry which is operating across 16 Movember countries. The TrueNTH Global Registry is an international project that aims to significantly improve the physical and mental health of men with prostate cancer. By bringing together new and existing prostate cancer registries and organizations who are collecting clinical and patient reported health outcome data for men diagnosed with prostate cancer, this clinical quality initiative seeks to improve outcomes by reducing variation in treatment quality and identifying excellence.
Thank you Magna Mo Michael for joining the Magna Canada Movember team, sharing your Mo’tivation, and making a difference!