18 YEARS OF HAIR RAISING IMPACT

Facial hair represents masculinity and is a way of setting yourself apart from the crowd but this month it means so much more.

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Movember Is the leading men’s health organisation and this year the campaign for men to grow their facial hair Is In Its 18th year.

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With the philosophy of changing the face of men’s health Movember is a campaign that showcases the wacky, creative and heartiest of moustaches.

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Just like we have had to adapt during lockdowns and the pandemic the moustache is resilient and a symbol of brotherhood throughout the month.

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The message this year is for the iconic Mo to once again sprout up from behind face masks, earn the spotlight on Zoom calls and start life-saving conversations in an effort to raise funds and awareness for men’s mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

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In Australia, one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime , and testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men.

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The campaign continues to grow stronger given the restrictions and ever-changing way we live as Movember’s APAC Country Director Rachel Carr said.

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“Last year, the Movember Australia community really showed up for us, and it was incredible to see so many people recognising how important men’s physical and mental health continues to be, It’s hard to believe we’re heading into our second Movember campaign amid a global pandemic, but we’re confident that Australians will once again show their support, in the name of men’s health.”

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Since 2003, over six million Mo Bros and Mo Sisters have taken part in the hairy movement, and Movember has funded more than 1,250 ground-breaking men’s health projects around the world.

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But there’s still so much more to be done.

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Men continue to die four years earlier than women in Australia and globally we lose one man every minute to suicide: that’s over six men a day in Australia.

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Funds raised will go towards funding innovative global programs and research aimed at Movember’s primary cause areas, with the intent of tackling these head-on.

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These initiatives include a new digital mental health tool Family Man, the world’s first online parenting program aimed at equipping dads with the practical skills to cope with challenges in parenting as well as the launch of Ahead of the Game – a program which uses sport to teach young athletes, parents and coaches how to talk about mental health.

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Movember invested a total of $8.37M across 14 initiatives to support better mental health outcomes for Veterans and First Responders and their families.

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The charity will continue to raise funds to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programmes that enable men to live happier, healthier and longer lives while disrupting the status quo and helping to fund 1250 projects around the globe.

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