Movember kicks off tomorrow

October 31, 2023 12:48 pm in by
Photo: Movember Australia via Facebook

We might start seeing some hairy upper-lips soon as Movember kicks off tomorrow.

Residents across the Eyre Peninsula are being encouraged to get behind the cause, which is celebrating 20 years of changing the face of men’s health this year.

Over the past two decades, the charity has helped fund over 1,300 projects in prostate and testicular cancer, as well as men’s mental health and suicide prevention.

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Sam Gledhill from Movember says they’ve come a long way but there’s still much more work to do.

“Over the past 20 years, Movember’s raised over $1.4 billion for men’s health thanks to the passionate community that we build of fundraisers, Mr Gledhill says.

“That funding’s advanced two of the most significant medical breakthroughs in the management of advanced prostate cancer in the 21st Century – inventions that have contributed to a decline of up to a third in the prostate cancer death rate across five of the six countries where Movember has operations.”