Dubbo gets hairy for men’s health
MORE than one hundred Mo Bros in Dubbo developed a hairy upper lip last month to raise $16,000 for global men’s health charity Movember.
The iconic campaign, which encourages blokes around the world to grow a moustache for the month of November, aims to bring awareness to men’s health issues, particularly prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
Local 18-year-old Aiden White has supported the cause for the last four years after seeing his friends struggle with mental health issues.
“I try to get involved every year to raise as much awareness for it to stop people dying too young,” the young station hand told Dubbo
“My main reason is that I’ve had a couple of mates who have committed suicide from not being able to reach out for help and stuff.”
Nationally, almost 100,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas got behind the campaign this year with the total amount raised still yet to finalised.
Movember estimated that 618 kilometres of moustache was grown by more than 81,000 Mo growers around the country; a similar distance from Dubbo to Coffs Harbour.
Thrilled with the result, Movember Country Director Rachel Carr thanked those that got involved.
“Everyone who participates in Movember is inspiring donations, conversations and real change,” she said.
Funds raised during Movember go towards groundbreaking projects around the world to help accelerate change.
Brad “Bull” Wilson was part of very successful team of Movember mo-growers.
Dubbo Mo Bro Aiden White sporting his tash.