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On Saturday the 10th November, Susan Watts, Broker/Manager of RE/MAX Living and her partner Lehan Bornman, took Cancer awareness to new heights as they jumped from a perfectly good airplane to raise funds for this year’s Movember campaign.





“As women we have to deal with our man’s extremely hairy upper lip each November. We simply accept it as something that they need to do and wait impatiently till month end when they can shave it off - hopefully.  However, the fact of the matter is that behind all the joking about and growing moustaches, there is actually a very serious issue. In my opinion men are a little less open about discussing their health. The problem is that men need to keep an eye on their health just as carefully as women do, and we need to encourage them to do so - that is what Movember is all about,” says Watts. “Cancer has had a global effect on everyone in some way, whether oneself or a loved one - it is a sad fact of life that cannot be ignored. It’s amazing that something as simple as growing a moustache can raise awareness and make men more health conscious and encourage them to get checked out regularly to ensure that they are cancer free and healthy.”

According to Watts she knew little about the campaign and its reasons a year ago but once she learnt more about it, she felt that she needed to do her part. Having taken up skydiving this year, Watts decided that it could be great to merge her passion with the worthy cause. “Skydiving is about making every second in this life count and at the RE/MAX Living office there are many agents who take the Movember campaign very seriously because cancer has had an effect in their personal lives and they want to make a difference,” says Watts. “One agent in particular, Petrick Fourie, is very involved and participates in raising funds through the ‘Movember and Sons’ website. He believes that every person can help and make a difference in some way.  Since I lacked the ability to grow facial hair I thought I would have to find a way to impress the guys and help them this Movember to raise funds.”

Accompanied by her partner, fellow skydiver and photographer, Lehan Bornman, who provided the images which raised the funds, both exited the plane and fell at terminal velocity wearing fake moustaches.  “It was definitely an experience to deal with the logistics of a stick-on Moustache at 120mph,” says Watts. “It was an absolutely amazing experience as with all my other jumps, but this one was different. It was not just for my personal experience but also to help with a good cause. It was a great team effort that I could not have done without Lehan, who is the behind the scenes man who does a tremendous amount for our brand. We would gladly do it again and all the men out there can count on us to help raise funds again next Movember.”

Watts managed to raise her target amount of R2 000 and all funds were donated to the ‘Movember and Sons’ South Africa Campaign. “At RE/MAX Living we love participating in campaigns such as this. We believe that we have a role to play in helping to build our community and give back where we can. We take our philosophy "we don't just work here, we live here too" very seriously. It is this attention to all aspects of our business, our clients and our area that have helped us to become the largest real estate office in the area. Our attitude certainly contributes to our success. From sales, to rentals to concerts in De Waal Park to, local school support, to neighbourhood watch initiatives to Movember campaigns and more … we love to be of service,” Watts concludes.

Those who wish to make a contribution can donate online at: http://mobro.co/petrickfourie


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