Each year the community of Dubbo has been vital in raising money and awareness for global charity, the Movember Foundation, and 2018 will be no exception.
This year’s fundraiser aims to be bigger, and hairier than ever during the mustache growing month of November.
Last year, nearly 100 Mo bros and sisters across Dubbo raised more than $16,400 to help stop men dying too young.
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With the foundation celebrating its 15th anniversary in Australia this year, Movember is hoping to again build on this success.
Movember Foundation Australia country director Rachel Carr every year they are so grateful to all of the Mo bro and sisters out there that fundraiser tirelessly over the course of the campaign.
“Every year we want to come back bigger and stronger and continue to raise as much money as possible so we can continue our important work, so we’re really hoping we can raise that and potentially more this year across our key regions and Dubbo is absolutely one of those,” she said.
It’s important for people in rural and regional towns to become involved in Movember because it helps spread the message far and wide, Ms Carr said.
“We really need this incredible support we have in each of these key regions to help spread the word,” she said.
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“The more people we have on board the more that that message resonated far and wide across the whole country. So it’s incredibly important we get that spread.
“We rely so heavily on our wonderful communities. Honestly we couldn’t do what we do without them.”
In NSW nearly 7000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year and more than 1000 men die from the disease. More than 600 men die by suicide each year in NSW.
The campaign was born in 2003 in Australia and over the years has seen more than 20 other countries involved.
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The Movember Foundation has some tips for men’s health, which includes staying connected with mates, talk about the tough stuff, be active, see your doctor, and know your body in case anything feels unusual.
To find out more or to donate, visit movember.com