The Movember Foundation is a leading charity in Australia, raising funds and awareness for men's health by encouraging Australians to grow a mo' in November.
An idea sparked by two mates chatting over a beer in Melbourne, the team at The Movember Foundation are tackling three of the biggest causes of premature death for males - suicide, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
If unchecked, rates of prostate cancer are expected to double within the next 15 years. Globally, testicular cancer is the most common cancer among men aged 15-39 years of age. And across the world, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day, with males accounting for 75% of all suicides.
These statistics are startling.
Since their establishment in 2003, The Movember Foundation has funded more than 1,200 projects and has experienced exponential growth, moving internationally.
The foundation collaborates with a range of experts across the globe, working on projects that have a large impact on how men are treated and supported.
Money raised for The Movember Foundation assists with their vision of knowledge translation, which works on changing policies and practices to ensure that more men and boys have access to the best knowledge and treatment.
This month we will have a donation tin to raise funds for The Movember Foundation to ensure this vital research can continue.
At the Arkaba Medical Centre, we pride ourselves on an innovative approach to medicine; this means keeping up with the latest in research and best practice.
We offer annual health checks for patients over 75, and once-off, extensive health checks for patients aged 45 to 49 for routine health.
If you or a male you know have any health concerns, please know that we are here to help.
Call us on 8373 0888 or visit book online to make an appointment.
If you would like to make a donation to The Movember Foundation, visit https://au.movember.com/donate.