Who’s your Mo Bro? We’ve pictured three well-known Geelong identities who are participating in Movember. Our magnificent Mayor Bruce Harwood, Humans in Geelong talented team member Brandon Dellow and AWA Alliance Bank’s Mitch Grinter. Mitch is one half of the amazingly popular “Four Finger Discount” duo who host a podcast about The Simpsons. Movember raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and male mental health.
The Movember Foundation started in Melbourne in 2004 and has grown into a global movement, inspiring millions to grow Mos in Movember in 21 countries. Donations raised in Australia fund programs run directly by the Movember Foundation and men’s health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and beyondblue.
Guys start Movember clean-shaven, register with the foundation then become walking, talking bollards for the 30 days of November. They raise awareness by prompting private and public conversations around the too frequently ignored issue of men’s health. Participants are affectionately referred to as Mo Bros and are supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas.
Brandon adds “Young men are coming into contact with suicidal thoughts and mental health concerns. Having the conversation and breaking down the stigmas will allow a more transparent and fluid support system to be formed.”
Donate today. Story: Jacqui Bennett. Photos: supplied