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.
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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.