Time to grow a MO’ for men’s health this Movember

We’re about to see many moustaches on the faces of Australian men this month, as Movember officially commences.

It’s the annual event in which men are encouraged to grow out their upper lip hair to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.

It comes as figures show that an alarming amount of Australian men are still dying too young, including 3,400 lives lost to prostate cancer and more than 2,000 suicides each year.


The Movember Foundation this year celebrates its 15th anniversary by returning bigger, better and…hairier than ever, as the only global charity focused solely on men’s health.

Last year, the moustache-growing season saw over 300,000 ‘Mo Bros’ and ‘Sistas’ around the world raise more than $80 million to stop men dying too young.

Rachel Carr, The Australia Director of the Movember Foundation says she’s seen men go through really tough times, and has witnessed first hand the impact that men’s health issues can have on Aussie men.

“Being part of the Movember movement is about raising the volume on men’s health and I’ll be joining our Mo Bros and Sistas in shouting from the rooftops this Movember.

“There’s still a lot of work that needs to be done – but with each Mo grown, dollar raised and story shared by our Movember community, we get close to our goal of stopping men dying too you,” Ms Carr said.

So grow a Mo’ this Movember, or get involved in one of the many ways. Head to movember.com to donate or participate.

Monique started with 1029 Hot Tomato as part of the 1029er street team back in 2016. While she still performs a live cross or two, she spends most of her time assisting the Promotions Department with the roll-out of on air activity. She graduated in 2017 from Gold Coast’s Griffith University with a Bachelor of Journalism, specialising in International Relations and Islamic Studies. Though Monique has a large interest in worldly issues, she loves being part the awesome local community here on the Gold Coast. Monique especially enjoys being a part of the team at 1029 Hot Tomato and myGC in all aspects and she looks forward to bringing you the latest news and current events as often as possible.

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