Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australian men aged 15-44 years.
1 in 8 Australian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The rate of Australian men diagnosed with testicular cancer has grown by more than 50% over the past 30 years.
This is why the men at Glasshouse Christian College mo.
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces (supported by their Mo Sistas (female supporters)) in Australia and around the world. There is a serious side to the Mo growing. The money raised goes to support and raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health. In particular, funding for prostate and testicular cancer research along with mental health awareness campaigns. In 2013, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around Australia raised AUD $26.4 million.
Men need to have conversations about their health and well-being. It is about educating and empowering men when it comes to their health. The casual discussion about moustache growth can easily and effectively turn into a conversation about men’s health.
Each Movember men literally become a walking and talking billboard for men’s health. According to Movember research, Movember participants spend more time thinking about improving their health, visiting a doctor or discussing their health with others.
To get alongside a fellow staff member this year to wish him all the best in his prostate cancer operation, to pray with others for his health, and to see him return this year is testament to why this cause means so much to the men of GCCC. To discuss with other men on staff about the joys and struggles of marriage and raising kids allows us to realise we are not alone.
Movember fights the good fight. It is changing the face of men’s health. Why not encourage the men in your life to head to the doctor and let this year be the start of their annual check up?