Dubbo gets hairy for men’s health

Dubbo Photo News - - Emergency report - By LY­DIA PEDRANA

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.

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Brad “Bull” Wilson was part of very suc­cess­ful team of Movem­ber mo-grow­ers.

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Dubbo Mo Bro Ai­den White sport­ing his tash.

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