Movember - the month where "Mo Bros" and "Mo Sisters" come together to make a lasting difference in men's health. Leading the charge on this initiative is the Movember Foundation, who are committed to "helping men live happier, healthier, longer lives" by "making a difference in mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer."
This Movember, 12 Cam's Kids Ambassadors decided to create a team of "Mo Bros" and "Mo Sisters" to raise funds and awareness for all the dads, brothers, sons, and mates in their lives. Because as Cam's Kids Ambassador and team member Brett Harrison said:
"There is a notion in our society of what “being a man” means and this Movember we are working to end this negative stigma. Many men suffer from mental health issues. In fact, globally 1 man dies by suicide every minute of every day.
When I was struggling, waiting for a major surgery and had additional stressors to cope with, what got me through it was openly talking about what I was going through and how I was feeling.
I am participating with other members of Cam’s Kids to spread the awareness that many men suffer in silence and to encourage conversations among men and boys who are suffering."
By the end of the month, the Cam's Kids Movember team had raised a total of $2,515, and moved a total of 395km!! Thank you to all who donated or supported this important cause.
We are incredibly proud of these 12 ambitious Ambassadors, taking yet another step to support those with mental health struggles.
Want to Learn More About the Movember Movement?
The Foundation is famously known for changing the face of men's health, encouraging participants to grow a moustache (or a "Mo" as they often put it) for the month of November. "Patchy, lopsided, itchy or epic - Whatever you Grow will save a bro".
But growing a Mo is just one way to join this global movement.
Another meaningful way to partake is to "Make a Move", pledging to walk or run 60 km over the course of the month of November. "That’s 60km for the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour, every hour across the world."
Walking/running not your thing? No problem.
Why not "Mo Your Own Way" - whatever that means for you. Could be taking the month to kick a bad habit, challenging yourself to a grueling test of physical endurance, or anything in between.
However you participate, you are funding 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", with the ultimate goal of seeing a 25% reduction in the number of men who die pematurely by 2030.