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25.07.19 MR PORTER announces commitment to men's mental and physical health with the launch of MR PORTER Health In Mind
MR PORTER, the award-winning online destination for men’s style, announces today an evergreen commitment to men’s mental and physical health, through the launch of MR PORTER Health In Mind, a content and fundraising initiative with men’s health charity partner Movember. MR PORTER Health In Mind aims to use MR PORTER’s global platform and influence around the world to raise awareness around key issues facing the modern man, with an overall mission to provide tools and resources for our customers to lead healthier and more confident lives.

01.07.19 Movember appoints Adland strategist Jason Olive as Australian Marketing Director
Movember has appointed Jason Olive – former Communications Strategy Director for Adland heavy-hitter Clemenger BBDO – to lead the organisation’s local marketing and communication efforts. Olive, who has extensive experience in media and creative agencies in both Australia and the UK, will take responsibility for delivering Movember’s year-round global marketing and comms strategy in the newly created position of Australian Marketing Director from July.

29.05.19 Suicide figures are the tip of the iceberg: new research
Suicidal behaviour among men could be up to three times higher than some estimates, according to ground-breaking research backed by Beyond Blue and Movember. Beyond the Emergency, a world-first study by Turning Point and Monash University in partnership with ambulance services, investigated the scale and nature of ambulance call outs to men presenting with acute mental health issues, self-harm or suicidal behaviour.
The three-year research program found that every day, ambulances around the country made on average 82 attendances to men who had either tried to take their lives or were having serious thoughts about doing so. The new data paints a more detailed picture of suicidality among Australian men. 

06.05.19 'No one to turn to': 1 in 5 young men feel socially isolated
One in five 18-24 year-old men wouldn’t have anyone to turn to if they were going through a tough time, according to new research from the Movember Foundation. The study, which coincides with the launch of Movember’s fourth annual MAYEIGHT!! campaign, also revealed around half of the 500 men surveyed wanted to spend more time with their current mates, while one third said they hadn’t made any new close mates in the past two years. By encouraging blokes to take part in an official day of mateship on Wednesday May 8, MAYEIGHT!!  aims to tackle social isolation and improve mental health among Aussie men. 

1.05.19 WellPlayed, MAYEIGHT!!
Find like-minded gamers to join your squad when the WellPlayed Project hosts the next in its series of ‘matchmaking’ gaming events on Wednesday May 8.  The WellPlayed Project links up Aussie gamers based on their preferred playstyle, with the aim of helping guys develop new friendships, both online and offline. By taking part in an event on May 8, you'll be supporting MAYEIGHT!! - an initiative led by Aussie-grown men’s health charity the Movember Foundation, which encourages blokes to take part in their annual official day of mateship.

12.04.19 Movember Foundation brings on former R U OK? CEO
The Movember Foundation has appointed Brendan Maher as their new Global Director, Mental Health & Suicide Prevention. Maher, who will commence in the role at the end of April, will be responsible for overseeing Movember’s global suite of mental health and suicide prevention programs. A key focus for Maher will include ensuring the foundation’s work in prevention and early intervention is scaled up to reach more men in priority populations - including fathers, young men, indigenous men and men experiencing social isolation.

03.04.19 New treatments for prostate cancer on the horizon after $12 million funding boost
New and innovative ways of treating prostate cancer could be available to patients within five years, following an announcement today that scientists will receive a $12 million funding boost from the Australian Government and the Movember Foundation. Under the pioneering three-year-project, which is due to start mid-2019, researchers from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and the University of Melbourne will each head up Australia’s first Prostate Cancer Research Alliance (PCRA) teams. The teams will bring together world-leading experts to focus on the most promising ways of predicting the risk of future progression of prostate cancer at the time of diagnosis, reducing the progression of prostate cancer and improving treatments for men with advanced forms of the disease. 

01.04.19 More than half of Aussie blokes aged 18-34 don’t know their testicular cancer risk 
More than 60% of Aussie blokes aged between 18-34 don’t know that they are in the age group most at risk of getting testicular cancer, according to new research from Movember.  The global study (conducted by YouGov) also found that over half (62%) of men in the at-risk age group didn’t know how to perform a testicular self-examination.

28.02.19 Thousands of men with prostate cancer now choose 'active surveillance' over surgery or radiotherapy 
Thousands of men with prostate cancer are choosing to have their disease monitored rather than have radical treatments such as surgery or radiotherapy, according to a report published today. Findings from the 2018 annual report of the Movember Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry - Australia and New Zealand (PCOR-ANZ) revealed that more than two thirds (69 per cent) of men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer during 2015-16 went on active surveillance.

29.11.18 Halve a Mo to honour a bro: Men urged to fly half-mast on last day of Movember
As Mo Bros around the country prepare to farewell their moustaches on November 30, the Movember Foundation is urging them to shave-down to a ‘Half-Mast Mo’ in one final fundraising act for men’s health. The call to don the lopsided look will close out a month that has seen almost 85,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas register with Movember to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

31.11.18 Mo-dame Tussauds and the Movember Foundation kick off the month with a fan-tashe-tic travelling barber
Madame Tussauds Sydney and Movember have teamed up to host free shave-downs with a pop-up barber at the Darling Harbour attraction. The shave-down station will encourage Aussie blokes to start the month clean-shaven before launching into a hairy 30 days of Mo growing. The old school Badlambs Travelling Barber pop-up will be ready to mo on Thursday 1st November from 7am – 12pm.

25.10.18 Aussie batsmen set to don the Mo in Movember
Australia T20 International captain Aaron Finch is leading the Mo-brigade this summer as a trio of Aussie cricketers throw their support behind the Movember Foundation’s ambition to stop men dying too young.

11.10.18 Bigger, bolder and hairier than ever: Movember returns for 2018
The Movember Foundation is returning bigger, better and hairier than ever for the Movember 2018 moustache-growing season. Last year, nearly 309,000 Mo Bros and Sistas around the world raised more than $80 million to help stop men dying too young, and with the foundation celebrating its 15th anniversary in Australia this year, Movember is hoping to again build on this success.

18.09.18 Movember SpeakEasy: The men-only events on a mission to make us better mates 
A new series of men-only events run by the Movember Foundation will kick off in Brisbane and Sydney this week, with the mission of giving everyday guys pointers on how to be there for their mates. Run by thought-leader Tom Harkin, alongside some of the nation’s favourite Triple M radio hosts, the SpeakEasy live events aim to bring guys together over a beer and equip them with the skills they need to help a mate going through a rough patch.

17.09.18 2018 FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE MÉXICO 2018™​ announces partnership with Movember Foundation 
The award-winning organising body of the FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE MÉXICO 2018™ is delighted to announce a partnership with the Movember Foundation, which will see this year’s Grand Prix used to launch the annual Movember campaign, with the shared partnership goal of harnessing Formula One’s global reach to raise awareness, and to have fun doing good.

13.09.18 2018 Movember Foundation named among Australia's top 5 not-for-profits 
The Movember Foundation, the only charity tackling men’s health issues on a global scale, has again been named among the top 10 most innovative not-for-profits in the country. The Aussie-grown men’s health charity came in fourth out of more than 1000 organisations in the GiveEasy Not-For-Profit (NFP) Innovation Index, which recognises Australia’s most innovative NFPs. The foundation was also voted the 7th most innovative organisation in the country by its peers.

12.09.18 2018 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride fundraising campaign begins
Motorcyclists unite globally as The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride shines the spotlight on men’s health in over 650 cities across 95 countries on Sunday September 30th. With close to 1 million men losing their lives annually from suicide and prostate cancer, the annual event is calling on the community to stop men dying too young. Over 120,000 men and women will dress in their finest attire and ride their vintage and classic styled motorcycles for charity in a city near you, to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer and mental health on behalf of official charity partner, The Movember Foundation.

10.09.18 Talking saves lives: Movember's Man of More Words campaign urges men to speak up
Suicide is the leading cause of death in Australian men aged 15-44. Three out of four suicides are men, and more than 2,000 Australian men take their life each year. It’s a complex problem, but it is preventable. Which is why, on World Suicide Prevention Day,  the Movember Foundation is urging men to speak up – because talking saves lives, through their Man of More Words campaign.

06.09.18 Prostate cancer research to receive $12 million funding boost
Three national Prostate Cancer Research Alliance (PCRA) teams are set to be established over the next three years – thanks to a $12 million funding boost from the Australian Government and the Movember Foundation. The two organisations will each contribute $6 million to establish the research teams, which will bring together the best scientists and clinicians from around the world to contribute to life-saving prostate cancer research.

29.08.18 Brit biker on track to throttle world record
23-year-old Brit Henry Crew has kicked off the Australian leg of a world record attempt that would see him become the youngest person to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle – and it’s all in the name of men’s health. Henry is undertaking the epic ride to challenge himself, while speaking out about his own experiences with depression, anxiety and the friends he has lost to suicide. Henry is aiming to raise more than $62,000 for the Movember Foundation during the 13 month challenge, which will see him cover 56,000 km, 35 countries and six continents.

22.08.18 Players having courageous conversations
AFL players Dayne Beams, Taylor Adams, Connor Blakely and Matthew Lobbe have shared their personal experiences with mental health in a video series led by the AFL Players’ Association in partnership with the Movember Foundation. Courageous Conversations touches on Beams’ mental issues following the death of his father, Blakely’s challenges with social media, how mental illness has affected Matthew Lobbe’s family and anxiety experienced by Taylor Adams when he moved from Greater Western Sydney to Collingwood.The series is part of the broader activity that AFL players have invested in this year in a bid to reduce stigma and increase mental health literacy across the AFL industry and wider community.

06.08.18 ‘Search and destroy’ molecule offers hope to men with advanced prostate cancer​
A game-changing technology that makes it easier to find and treat cancer cells is offering new hope to men with advanced prostate cancer. Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA) is a protein that sits on prostate cancer cells, acting as a marker that can be used to find cancer cells and destroy them. Since 2011, the Movember Foundation has invested more than $3.2M across 11 projects to support a global research effort to build evidence around the use of PSMA for imaging and treating prostate cancer, with promising results. 

04.08.18 Charity launches first ever docu-series on Instagram’s new IGTV
The Movember Foundation will premiere its first ever documentary series exclusively on Instagram’s IGTV this weekend. The series will share the real life challenges of men living with prostate and testicular cancer, and their experiences to maintain a positive quality of life. The Movember Foundation is the first charity to launch an exclusive docu-series through Instagram, with a new video debuting daily on their channel for five days, starting August 4th.

21.06.18 Movember set to improve men's health this November at the Melbourne World Cup of Golf
To help raise much needed funds, and awareness of men’s health issues, the Movember Foundation will come in swinging following their appointment as the official charity of the Melbourne World Cup of Golf, to be held at The Metropolitan Golf Club from the 21-25 November 2018. And with players from 28 nations descending on Melbourne for the event, the opportunity exists for players and fans to sport a traditional national mo to support the cause and get involved.

11.05.18 The Movember Foundation welcomes government support for The Way Back Support Service
The Movember Foundation has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s Budget commitment of $37.6 million to expand beyondblue’s The Way Back Support Service. Movember Foundation CEO Owen Sharp said he stood with beyondblue Chair Julia Gillard in commending Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt for his commitment to reducing Australia’s suicide rate. The Way Back Support Service pilot programs were first funded by the Movember Foundation in partnership with beyondblue, who implemented the service in the NT and NSW.

07.05.18 MAYEIGHT!: Movember highlights the importance of man dates
Is there anything more Australian than a dedicated national day to catch up with your mates? Probably not, which is why the Movember Foundation, is encouraging blokes to take part in an official day of mateship on Tuesday May 8. With 1 in 4 Australian men stating they have few or no social connections and one-third being unsatisfied with the quality of their friendships, Movember is urging guys to catch up with a mate on MAYEIGHT! – whether that’s going for a coffee with a workmate, a round of golf or a pub meal.

02.05.18 The Movember Foundation appoints Rachel Carr as Australian Country Director
The Movember Foundation has appointed Rachel Carr, former Head of Cancer Research UK’s Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) campaign, as Country Director. In her new role, Carr will be responsible for establishing and executing the Foundation’s go-to-market strategy in Australia. Carr brings 15 years’ experience in both the private and charity sectors to Movember. 

10.04.18 The Movember Foundation named among world's best charities as it climbs NGO rankings for fifth year running
The Movember Foundation has climbed the NGO Advisor Top 500 rankings for the fifth consecutive year – moving up four places in the annual list to come in at number 45. Known as the ‘Ivy League’ of the non-profit world, the NGO Advisor rankings aim to identify the top 500 most impactful non-governmental organisations (NGOs) globally.

04.04.18 The Movember Foundation urges men to 'Know Thy Nuts' for Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, which has us asking: Just how well do men know their nuts? According to Movember Foundation research, the majority of men don’t, with 70 per cent not performing regular checks. This is why the Foundation is urging men to ‘Know Thy Nuts’ by taking just one minute to check their balls.

15.12.17 More than 309,000 men and women around the world raise funds and awareness for men's health with the Movember Foundation
The Movember Foundation has announced the conclusion of a successful 2017 moustache-growing campaign, with more than 309,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas taking part and over 2 million individual donations, globally. Proving that it takes all types of Mo to grow a successful campaign, a survey of this year’s Mo Bros found almost a third rocked a few grey hairs, with salt and pepper the most common moustache, while 13 per cent experienced some ginger growth. 

30.11.17 Movember calls on Bro's to halve their Mo's on last day of month to raise dough as movement continues to grow
On the final day of Movember 2017, the Movember Foundation announces that it’s had almost 71,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas register to support the cause, but there is still more to do to help stop men dying too young. The Foundation has called on Mo Bros around the country to do a shave-down on Movember 30 with a brave twist and sport a ‘Half-Mast Mo’ in honour of the Aussie men who continue to die from preventable causes.
 

20.11.17 Study: Men more likely to seek help after watching Movember-funded 'Man Up' doco
New research by the University of Melbourne has found that Aussie men are more likely to seek help for personal and emotional problems after watching the three-part 'Man Up' documentary, which first aired on the ABC last year. Published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Comunity Health, the results of the randomised controlled trial testing the impact of the documentary on men demonstrated that 95 per cent of those who watched Man Up said it gave them a greater understanding of male suicide in Australia, while 84 per cent said it had triggered a change for the better in their life.

1.11.17 The Movember Foundation asks you to imagine a 'life without the men you love'
New research from Movember reveals that the modern man most values his ‘personal relationships’ the ‘little things’ in life and ‘true love’ – sparking an important conversation about the need to stop men from dying too young. In a heart-warming moment redefining modern masculinity, ‘the little things’ prevailed when men across Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States were asked ‘what they would miss most’ if they were no longer around, according to research* released by the Movember Foundation. These findings mark the launch of ‘Movember’, the month formerly known as November.

24.10.17 From BHP to beer, budgy smugglers and body spray: Wide range of brands lend support to Movember 2017
The Movember Foundation is celebrating 14-years of havin’ fun and doin’ good in Australia by welcoming 10 leading local and international brands on board in 2017. From world-leading resources company BHP to Collingwood’s neighbourhood brewery Stomping Ground Brewing Co, a wide-ranging collection of iconic companies have partnered with Movember to create unique products and experiences for both customers and employees to ensure the Foundation’s 2017 return is hairier than ever.

05.10.17 Movember makes an early return with a series of men-only events in partnership with Triple M
The hairy month of Movember will make an early return in 2017, by hosting One Night In Movember (in October), a series of events for men that have been inspired by the success of last year’s ‘Man Up’ documentary on ABC, which was funded by the Movember Foundation.Guided by thought-leader Tom Harkin from Man Up, guest speakers and audience members will together have the chance to chat about real stuff in a relaxed, supportive environment. From sharing personal stories, discussions around being a man and the strength and value in talking with gravity – no topic is off the table.

25.09.17 The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride raises $5.3 million and counting for the Movember Foundation
Held on Sunday, 24th September, 2017, the 5th annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride raised $5.3 million for the Movember Foundation, their official charity partner for the second consecutive year. Astride their classic and vintage styled motorcycles more than 91,000 participants in over 600 cities across 95 countries came together to support the Movember Foundation and men’s health.

19.09.17 World first as Movember and National Breast Cancer Foundation unite to award $2.5 million to top researcher targeting breast and prostate cancer
Leading Australian cancer researcher Professor Wayne Tilley was presented with a $2.5 million Breast & Prostate Cancer Linkage Grant, thanks to a groundbreaking collaboration between the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and the Movember Foundation.This award will enable Professor Tilley and collaborators to explore an innovative new treatment path for breast and prostate cancer, which has potential to transform the lives of women and men around the world afflicted with breast or prostate cancer.

18.09.17 The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride and Movember team up to tackle men's health issues
On Sunday, September 24th, 2017, tens of thousands of distinguished gentlefolk in cities worldwide will tweak their moustaches and sit astride in their classic and vintage styled motorcycles to raise funds and awareness for men’s health. Aptly titled the ‘Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride,’ the event is the world’s largest motorcycle charity event, and will benefit the Movember Foundation, its official charity partner.

07.09.17 Men are willing to talk, if you ask: Movember's Unmute - Ask him campaign urges you to support mental wellness by asking the men in your life how they're doing
It’s not always easy to know how a man is really doing, which is why in the lead up to World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, the Movember Foundation is helping to ignite potentially life-saving conversations through their Unmute – Ask him campaign which encourages the people around men to take themselves off mute and ask a man if he’s doing O.K.

30.11.16 Tash to the finish line: make those Mo’s and Moves count this Movember
With the hairy season drawing to a close for 2016, men have just one more day to get the most growth from their moustaches before their upper lips make friends with razors once again, and women around the country are working hard to cram in their last Moves for Movember. So far this year, 70,000 Australians have shown their support for the health of men over the past month. But with fathers, partners, brothers and friends everywhere facing a health crisis, the Movember Foundation is calling on the generosity of Aussies to stop men dying too young.

30.11.16 This is the Mo-ment: Sydney ferries and famous Aussie faces to lose follicles
With the hairy season drawing to a close tomorrow for 2016, Mo Ambassadors Kirk Pengilly and Sasha Mielczarek have revealed their Movember moustaches this morning alongside some of Sydney’s iconic ferries, which have sprouted Mo’s for the last month in support of men’s health.

19.11.16 Mo Aussies taking action for International Men's Day
As moustaches continue to grow on the upper lips of men around the country, the Movember Foundation is using this year's International Men’s Day to remind people of Movember’s serious side and to encourage them to make a donation to have a lasting impact on the health of Aussie men.

01.11.16 The dawn of a new hope for Aussie men: As the sun rises on the first of the month, the Movember Foundation calls to help stop men dying too young
On the 1st Movember, 191 pairs of shoes lay on Bondi Beach symbolising the Aussie men who died by suicide in the past month, and who we lose this way on average every month. It also served as a metaphor that the nation can't bury its head in the sand on this national health crisis. The Movember Foundation is working to change the state of men's health by focusing on the areas to have the most impact - prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide prevention.

31.10.16 What's happening to our men? Life's transitions, mental health and suicidal ideation
On average, Australian men die four years younger than women, live with worse health and carry the greater burden of chronic disease. On the cusp of the hairy season, global men’s health charity the Movember Foundation has today released a survey that reveals the true state of men’s health around the world, and is urging all Australians to act fast to stop men dying too young.

10.09.16 Suicide notes talk too late: World Suicide Prevention Day 2016
Globally, the rate of suicide is alarmingly high, particularly in men. Around the world, we lose a man to suicide every minute of every day. In Australia, five men a day die as a result of suicide. This is an unspoken social crisis that demands immediate action.

17.06.16 Australia leading the charge: Registry to transform prostate cancer treatment outcomes
The way men are treated for prostate cancer is set to change with the launch of the world’s largest national prostate cancer registry that incorporates clinical data alongside patient feedback of their lived experiences. The Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry – Australia and New Zealand (PCOR-ANZ) gives doctors (and patients in the future) the most comprehensive insight into men’s quality of life after they are diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer.

06.06.16 MAYEIGHT!! The date to catch up with a mate
From the organisation who put the moustache back on the face of fashion comes MAYEIGHT!!, a new men's health initiative. The inaugural day, launched this year by the Movember Foundation, aims to improve the social networks of Aussie men by giving blokes the nudge to catch up with a mate. Visit mayeight.com for more information. 

01.04.16 Most Aussie men hang to the left: Movember Foundation urges blokes to 'know thy nuts'
To mark the beginning of Testicular Cancer Awareness Month (April), the Movember Foundation has today released new research that shows the majority (57%) of Australian men aged 18-45 have never performed a testicular self examination or don't know what one is. The research also found that most men hang to the left.

04.02.16 World Cancer Day: Together we can beat cancer
To mark World Cancer Day, the Movember Foundation is today encouraging collaboration in cancer research to enable groundbreaking discoveries and help millions of men living with cancer worldwide.

23.10.15 World-first: Movember Foundation to crowd-source breakthrough projects to change the face of men's mental health
The Movember Foundation has launched the Social Innovators Challenge, which hopes to find the best and brightest minds around the country, and the world, to help address the hidden crisis of men being socially isolated – an issue that has a significant impact on the health of men, including risk of suicide.