Have you got a “mo” to help us reduce the number of men dying prematurely (and silently) by 25%?

This month of November, several of our Team Halo members are joining in the Movember movement to raise funds for and increase awareness of men’s health.

Did you know?

Men’s health is in crisis.

Men are dying on average 5 years earlier than women and for largely preventable reasons – including getting earlier checks for prostate cancer through to opening a dialogue or starting a conversation about mental health.

In our civil construction industry, staying silent about these two health issues are common, but we want to play our part to change that by growing a Mo this Movember.

The Movember story

In case you have not heard of Movember, it is a classic story of from little things, big things grow.

In 2003, Two mates (Travis Garone and Luke Slattery) met up for a quiet beer in Melbourne, Australia, and the idea that sparked Movember was born.

At this time, the moustache had all but disappeared from fashion trends. Could they bring it back? They found 30 guys willing to take up the challenge. No funds were raised this year.

But a year later, inspired by the Mo’s ability to generate a conversation, the crew decide to take things to the next level. Adam Garone steps up to register Movember and create a website. Justin Coghlan (JC) comes on board to kickstart things in Queensland.

Funds were raised and went to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA). At the time, that first Movember cheque was the largest single donation the PCFA had ever received.

From those humble beginnings 18 years ago, the Movember movement has gone global, each year inspiring support from over 6 million Mo Bros and Mo Sisters around the world.

Regardless of the city in which we live in or industry we work in, we’re part of something bigger, united by a commitment to help change the face of men’s health.

We’d love your support for Team Halo’s Mo!

Why support Movember?

Team Halo’s Movember participant – Keith Harnett – says it all when he wrote, “Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health, and this Movember I’m joining them. Together we can make a difference for men’s health – in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Help me stop men dying too young.”