Movember

2/11/2010

Movember is a month dedicated to raising awareness of men’s health issues which are often ignored. By growing a mo, it helps to prompt private and public conversation of these issues, encouraging men all over the world to speak out.

 

MovemberWhat started as a campaign with 30 dedicated men in 2003 has now grown into a world wide crusade, with last year seeing 255,000 participants raise money for this great cause.

Last year in Australia alone, those involved raised over $21 million! It’s fantastic that a little bit of facial hair can do so much! Money raised in Australia goes to programs targeting prostate caner and depression, run by Movember partners Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue. These world class programs cover research, education, support and awareness. Although Movember has taken a big jump towards changing the views on men’s health issues, there is still plenty more to be done.

At the end of the month, parties are held all over Australia and the world for those involved to celebrate a successful month and thank those involved. It is also a chance to check out the wide range of imaginative and eccentric mo’s fellow participants have groomed over a short 30 days!

If you’re thinking of taking part in Movember 2010, there are only 3 simple rules- sign up online, make sure you are clean shaven on the 1st day of the month and then go ahead and grow the best mo you can for 30 days! And ladies, don’t think you can’t help. Get behind the men in your life and support their mission to grow the most outrageous mo possible!

To participate in this great cause, visit www.movember.com


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