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Support men’s health this Movember

November means Movember, which for the guys out there, involves growing your moustache this month to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, including prostate cancer.

What started with a few friends in Adelaide growing their mo’s in 1999 has evolved into an annual event that has so far raised $770 million for charities including the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, the Cancer Society and Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, and Beyond Blue.

 

 

Know thy nuts

Studies show that testicular cancer is the second most common cancer in young Australian men, behind skin cancer. So guys, what can you do about it? The answer is simple: Know thy nuts.

 

 

Touch yourself tonight

Even Deadpool wants to know “how much you know your happy sac”.

 

 

Watch a mo grow in 30 seconds

Wanna see how easy it is to grow a moustache in 30 days?

 

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Ladies (and those less hirsute) can support Movember by accepting the Move Challenge, which just means raising funds for this great cause while you get active. Here are a few fundraising tips to get you started, and here are some ideas if you’d like to host an event.

 

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Image courtesy of Movember.

 

About the Movember Foundation

The Movember Foundation is a global men’s health charity that raises funds to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programs that enable men to live happier, healthier and longer lives.

Committed to disrupting the status quo, millions have joined the movement, raising $750 million and funding over 1,000 projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. In addition to tackling key health issues faced by men, the Foundation is working to encourage men to stay healthy in all areas of their life, with a focus on men staying socially connected and becoming more open to discussing their health and significant moments in their lives.

 

Top image courtesy of Movember

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Veda Dante

Veda Dante is an accomplished journalist, consultant and content creator who has nearly 30 years’ experience writing about everything from tourism, hospitality and health to architecture, pools and luxury goods. When she’s not producing copy for clients, this self-confessed word nerd is usually writing and photographing the Byron Bay region for her blog www.livebyron.com.au

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