Joe Moody to support HRNZ's Blue September Campaign
All Blacks and Crusaders prop Joe Moody is lending his support to the HRNZ Prostate Cancer Foundation's Blue September campaign.
The 33-year-old will be a special Harness Racing New Zealand ambassador for the month. The annual campaign is all about increasing awareness and raising funds for prostate cancer research and treatment.
For Moody it's a subject that's very personal. His father Tony Moody died from prostate cancer in July 2020.
It's estimated that 10 per cent of New Zealand men will develop prostate cancer at some time in their life.
Moody has been involved in raising funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation before. After becoming the 19th Crusader to play 100 games he auctioned his signed playing jersey on Trade Me. It eventually sold for $11,050, with all proceeds going to the Foundation.
Ten harness racing drivers will also be ambassadors during the month. Every win they have wearing their Blue September pants funds will be raised thanks to the support of HRNZ, harness racing clubs around the country, and drivers' individual sponsors.
The HRNZ campaign raised $20,000 last year. This is HRNZ's second year being part of the campaign, and Moody's first.
"It is great to be able to support a cause that effects so many people including myself and to be able to help out in any way I can,” says Moody.
Moody will be a guest speaker at the campaign launch at Addington Raceway on September 2, as well as attending some other events and race meetings. Details on these will be available soon.