Kubota Tractor Australia and its national dealer network are supporting the Movember Foundation with a view towards improving the state of men’s health in regional and rural Australia.
Funds raised by Movember go directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Beyond Blue, the national depression initiative.
Mr Toshi Kawasaki, Kubota Tractor Australia’s Managing Director believes Movember is a cause that reflects Kubota’s corporate values as most of Kubota customers and dealerships are primarily outside metro areas.
Mr Kawasaki says that they have donated $50,000 as a Movember sponsor, which will be derived from sales of Kubota agricultural and industrial equipment during the months of October, November and December.
In addition, Kubota dealers are creating their own mo growing teams whereby mo growers are sponsored through donations made directly to Movember. So far Kubota mo growers across Australia total 96 with donations already being received from their families, friends and customers.
Shane Mackay, Dealer Principal of Diesel Parts and Service, a Brisbane-based Kubota power equipment dealer says he is pleased to be able to support Movember as prostate cancer and depression were important health issues affecting many Australians, particularly those in regional areas where his business has a number of Kubota engine and generator customers.
The combined efforts of Kubota Tractor Australia and Kubota dealers in supporting Movember gives substance to Kubota’s new corporate slogan, ‘For Earth, For Life’.