Often a taboo subject, mens health is a serious issue that has been getting more and more exposure over the last few years. It is important considering most men, especially Australian men, do not see regular check-ups and keeping a healthy lifestyle as the most crucial part of their lives. The Movember movement aim to correct this.
Each year the Movember campaign raises over $140 million for mens health globally. That is an amazing number. Over 1.1 million people participate in the event.
This year as part of our Manly for Manly community program the Waratahs are once again participating in Movember. We have been able to raise thousands of dollars over the last few years for mens health, are again looking forward to raising even more money across the Northern Beaches in Movember 2017.
Movember challenges men to grow a moustache for the 30-days of November, thereby changing their appearance and the face of men’s health.
In October Mo Bros sign up at http://www.Movember.com and on the 1st of Movember with a clean-shaven face start their Mo growing journey.
Then for the entire month, these selfless and generous men known as Mo Bros, effectively become walking, talking billboards for 30 days. Through their growing efforts they raise awareness for the often ignored issues of men’s health, by prompting conversations wherever they go.
Another crucial part of being a Mo Bro is to raise funds for men’s health. Men donate their face, and much like taking part in a run or a walk for charity, ask their family and friends to sponsor their efforts.
Movember’s not just for men. The women of Movember, are known as Mo Sistas. They play a vital role in the success of Movember by supporting and encouraging the men in their life to get involved. Mo Sistas also get involved by signing up at Movember.com, and participate by raising funds and awareness themselves. Essentially, Mo Sistas do everything that Mo Bros do, without a Mo.
Thanks to those who participated and contributed to Movember in previous years, and we look forward to doing the same in 2018.