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Movember 2013: Supporting Men’s Health

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Monday October 21, 2013

Movember 2013: Supporting Men’s Health

Throughout the nation the preparation has begun. Positive revolutionaries are gathering and putting grooming plans in place, ready to march into towns to fight the good fight that sees both hair and money raised for Movember 2013: Generation Moustache. 

Last year New Zealand raised $1.57 million out of a global $176 million for men’s health awareness and research. An impressive 15,052 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas took part in New Zealand alone.

Movember country manager Robert Dunne says 2012 was a fantastic result, but there’s still significant work to be done.

“Movember was overwhelmed of the success of last year’s campaign and would love to get 20,000 Mo Bros and Sistas registered in 2013,” he says.

On average, men are dying almost four years younger than women are. The suicide rate is nearly three times higher for men than women, and one man passes away prematurely every three hours from potentially preventable illnesses.

“Movember is about creating conversation and a strong community of understanding around men’s health issues. The funds New Zealand raised in 2012 have gone directly to our partners, the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand and the Cancer Society,” says Dunne. 

“We work with these groups throughout the year together in a collaborative partnership, developing opportunities for education awareness, research and survivorship strategies,” he says.  

The New Zealand Movember team works with their charity partners to ensure funding gets to the programs that count.

Past years Movember has paid homage to both the Modern and Country Gentleman, exploring his appreciation for craftsmanship, pride and honour, and they’ve encouraged kiwi men to both seek and share knowledge and wisdom with loved ones, with Movember and Sons.

In 2013, Movember is poised to rally the troops, gather up Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to fight the good fight for men’s health through growing, or supporting the growth of a moustache.

2013 is the year of Generation Moustache (or Gen Mo).

Participation is integral for Movember to successfully continue its journey and this is where we hope you will join in.  Movember 2013:  We stand to change the face of men’s health.

Register now at www.movember.com  

ENDS

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