Well here we are, it’s that time of year again. The time of year known globally as Movember, the month formerly known as November, I’m growing a Mo. That’s right I’m bringing the Mo back because I’m passionate about tackling men’s health issues and being proactive in the fight against men’s depression and prostate cancer.
This past year I personally know two people who were diagnosed with prostate cancer. Fortunately both of them were smart enough, and able enough, to see a doctor early to catch it before it killed them. Many others aren’t as able, or aren’t aware. Movember, and us Mo Bros, are aiming to fix this!
To donate to my Mo you can either:
Click this link https://www.movember.com/au/donate and donate online using your credit card or PayPal account, or
Write a cheque payable to ‘Movember Foundation’, referencing my Registration Number 1350316 and mailing it to:
PO Box 292
Prahran VIC 3181
Remember, all donations over $2 are tax deductible.
The money raised by Movember is used to raise awareness of men’s health issues and donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue – the national depression initiative. The PCFA and beyondblue will use the funds to fund research and increase support networks for those men who suffer from prostate cancer and depression.
Here’s some facts for you:
- Depression affects 1 in 6 men….most don’t seek help. Untreated depression is a leading risk factor for suicide.
- Last year in Australia 18,700 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than 2,900 died of prostate cancer – equivalent to the number of women who will die from breast cancer annually.
For those that have supported Movember in previous years you can be very proud of the impact it has had and can check out the details at: [ Fundraising Outcomes ].
Movember culminates at the end of month Gala Partés. If you would like to be part of this great night you’ll need to purchase a [ Gala Parté Ticket ].
Oh and there is this little video that I made this afternoon, proof that the hob-cool beard I’ve been growing for the last 6 months did come all the way off.
Thanks for your support Mathew.
More information is available at http://www.movember.com/.