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Posted 5th November 2021

BLOG - Movember: Raising awareness for men's health

Movember has been running since 2003, aiming to raise awareness for men’s health issues, specifically around prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide. I’ve personally been participating for the last 7 years and it’s a cause I’m incredibly passionate about.

Movember raises an enormous amount of money every year ($135 million in 2020) that goes into research and education. Aside from the significant financial impacts, Movember gets the conversation going between men that would typically not be talking about their struggles with mental health or feel too embarrassed speaking with a doctor about prostate or testicular cancer. 

It’s amazing the impact a tuft of hair on an upper lip can have in making men more comfortable around each other. 

Why does Movember focus on these three causes?

  • On average, 1 man dies by suicide every minute of every day
  • 1 in 6 Australian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
  • 1 in 250 men will develop testicular cancer at some point during their lifetime

How to get involved?

Donations are strongly encouraged, especially to our OniMos Team - Oni will match donations! But if you want to also participate there are many ways to do so that aren’t just growing a mo, especially for the moustache-challenged Mo Bros and Mo Sistas out there.

  • Run or walk 60km over the month. That’s 60km for the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour, every hour across the world.
  • Host a Mo-Ment, a get together raising awareness and donations.
  • Mo your own way, if it’s some kind of test of endurance, a challenging activity or just general donation collection, you can mo however suits you.

Our OniMos team is participating for our third consecutive year, have raised over $1,200 in that time and we’re growing our ranks of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas.
 

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