M O V E M B E R : An Adelaide Idea Gone Viral.

“Seven Nightly News aired a story in 1999 including a group of young men in AdelaideSouth Australia who coined the term ‘Movember’ and the idea of growing moustaches for charity throughout the month of November. 

In the news report, members of the Adelaide-based ‘Movember Committee’ explained how they came up with the idea for Movember one night in the pub. The group started with 80 men from Adelaide and soon became a nationwide phenomenon.

Since 2003 Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men.”

ProActiv People Solutions are encouraging everyone to get involved to do whatever they can for such a fantastic home-grown organisation, whether it be growing a moustache or helping out in other ways… every effort makes a positive impact in aiding men’s health issues such as prostate and testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention.

According to the most recent statistics in Australia for 2019; 19,502 men and trans women have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, 852 with testicular cancer, and 6 will die in Australia every day from suicide.

So make sure you get MO-TIVATED and head over to au.movember.com/ to find out different ways in which you can jump on-board and show your support.

 

Sources: au.movember.com/, en.wikipedia.org/, news.com.au/, prostate-cancer.canceraustralia.gov.au/, testicular-cancer.canceraustralia.gov.au/, youtube.com/

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