Mo mayhem spreads across North Queensland
During November, 'Mo Bros' across North Queensland sprouted moustaches of all shapes and sizes to raise awareness for some of the biggest health issues faced by men today. This year they were joined by 'Movers', broadening participation in this worthy event.
Razors were put to the side recently as men grew and groomed their best moustaches for 30 days to raise awareness and funds for some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer and poor mental health.
Movember aims to change the face of men's health by putting a fun twist on these serious issues.
Women were able to join the cause as 'Movers' by running or walking 60 kilometres in honour of the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour, every hour across the world.
According to the Australian Government's Institute of Health and Welfare, men are significantly more likely than women to delay a visit to the doctor for a health concern, and experience more than three times the rate of suicide.
By supporting Movember on site, our people aren't just raising money for the cause, but building a platform for our people to, show support for each other, have some open conversations and start breaking down the stigma many men associate with getting the help they need to live their healthiest, happiest lives.
Many men die too young, and on average six years younger than women, for reasons that could have been prevented. Prevention can be as simple as having a conversation, listening to a mate or regularly checking in with your doctor.
Congratulations to everyone from our North Queensland operations who grew, moved, raised funds or donated to this very worthy cause. Growing a mo, or sponsoring men who do, starts conversations to actively encourage men to be more open in discussing health issues.
Check out some of the stylish mo's grown by employees across our North Queensland operations.