Last Friday (25 September) was designated Blue Friday, part of the bigger Blue September to help raise awareness of prostate cancer here in New Zealand – about 600 men die of this disease every year. Not good!
People from around New Zealand were encouraged to wear blue, decorate in blue to help raise this awareness as well as funds. Out the front of Te Papa 600 blue crosses were placed on the ground with people being invited to observe two minutes silence in memory of those men who have died.
While inside the building – back of house – the Social Committee had encouraged staff to go blue, as well as donate to this very worthwhile cause. And to think we were a bit worried no-one would dress up…
Bet you never knew we have our own Scrubs division here at Te Papa did you?