Movember is an annual charity event that takes place across the month of November, where men grow a moustache to raise funds and awareness for men’s health projects.
It targets the most prominent health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
Since Movember first started in Australia in 2003, the foundation has grown to fund more than 1,200 men’s health initiatives across more than 20 countries.
It is the only charity to tackle men’s health on a global scale.
On average, men die six years earlier than women.
Tragically, the leading cause of death for Australian men is suicide. Three out of four suicides are committed by men — that’s more than half a million men taking their own life each year, or one man every minute.
The rate of prostate cancer is set to double in the next 15 years, and the rate of testicular cancer has already doubled over the past 50 years.
It’s a global crisis faced by our brothers, fathers, partners and friends. And this is where Movember comes in.
More information: https://au.movember.com/