The Cairns Post
THERE’S MUCH MO TO GROW FOR THIS MOVEMBER
AUSSIE men are encouraged to catch up with their mates over a drink or meal and talk about their mental health this Movember to support the hospitality industry, the charity’s founder says.
Travis Garone founded the men’s health charity 18 years ago and said mental wellbeing had never been more important.
This year, he is encouraging mates to catch up at a cafe, pub or restaurant to help businesses get back on their feet.
“I absolutely encourage everyone to get out there, grow a moustache and support the hospitality industry because every coffee or meal bought helps to support other people’s livelihoods,” he said.
“It’s good for your social connection and it is good for these small businesses.”
The Melbourne charity started over a quiet beer in a Fitzroy pub in 2003 and has grown into a global phenomenon with more than six million participants and has raised billions of dollars for men’s health. The “mo” is a symbol of solidarity for men who have had prostate and testicular cancer or mental health challenges.