John Ashford
15  year  Mo Bro
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Target: $6,500
raised $43,733 since 2009
My motivation
Fundraising for cause areas including:
Mental health and suicide prevention

As someone who’s suffered from mental health challenges in the past, I’m very passionate about bring attention the need for us men to better look out for ourselves and for one another. That means more men talking about stuff that really matters, even if these conversations don’t always come easy. I speak from first-hand experience here, back in 2009 when I first partook in Movember, I was enduring my own mental health crisis at the time, struggling to process and accept the mental/psychological abuse that I had endured throughout my childhood. I, like many men, felt that speaking up about this would be a sign of weakness and therefore elected to suffer in silence for way too long. The day I decided to seek out help and begun to have some real conversations was the first step toward building the amazing life that I have today. If I can encourage just 1 real conversation this month, then the blisters and sore legs from the 200+ kms of running will be worth it!

So, you might be wondering, why 6.73 kms a day (or 200+ kms for the month)? Well, did you know that unfortunately, we lose an average of 6.73 men every day to suicide across Australia, that equates to 47 a week or just over 202 a month (ABS 2023). In the latest ABS (2023) report, male suicides are almost DOUBLE that of our national road toll (2,455 vs 1,267 deaths). Furthermore, men are still around 3 times more likely to die by suicide than females (approx. 75.5% of all suicides). As such, this Movember I’ll again be attempting to run every day the same amount of kms as the national male suicide rate. So, for this year the target will be a 6.75km run EVERY day for the entire month. That’s 1km for every father, every brother, every partner, every friend that is lost to suicide in November, that’s 202kms in 30 days.

Remember lads, together we truly can make a difference! Lets work together to change these statistics for the better ❤

How I'm
getting involved
Siemens AUNZ
Team captain John Ashford
$0 Team funds raised
0 of 202 kilometres
running
I'm running 6.73kms every day this Movember (202 kms in total), 1 km for every brother, father, husband, mate, colleague, etc. in which we will lose this month to suicide across Australia.
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Previous year's posts
23 Week(s) Ago
I ran 5.6 km00:27:10

Previous year's activities
23 Week(s) Ago
I ran 5.6 km00:27:10

24 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Deanne Hoult
$50
Previous year's donations
24 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Deanne Hoult
$50
25 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.78 km00:32:25

25 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.78 km00:32:25

25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Victor Nguyen
$50

Brilliant effort mate!!!

25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Victor Nguyen
$50

Brilliant effort mate!!!

25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Marty Wakefield
$350

Amazing effort year on year mate. The champion of such a great cause.

25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Marty Wakefield
$350

Amazing effort year on year mate. The champion of such a great cause.

25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Kira Newman
$200

For my favourite person. I am endlessly proud of you - x

25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Kira Newman
$200

For my favourite person. I am endlessly proud of you - x

25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Austin Crawley
$50

Another year, another great job!

25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Austin Crawley
$50

Another year, another great job!

25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Tyler Delacretaz
$50
25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Tyler Delacretaz
$50
25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Joydeep Sengupta
$100
25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Joydeep Sengupta
$100
25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Linda Ashford
$315

We are endlessly proud of you. Love Paul and Lynda

25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Linda Ashford
$315

We are endlessly proud of you. Love Paul and Lynda

25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Hyejin Park
$35
25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Hyejin Park
$35
25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
an anonymous supporter
$100

Congratulations, John! What a great effort! Malcolm

25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
an anonymous supporter
$100

Congratulations, John! What a great effort! Malcolm

25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Minira Etemi
$35

John, another fantastic achievement! Congratulations! Can't wait for next year's costumes! Regards Minira

25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Minira Etemi
$35

John, another fantastic achievement! Congratulations! Can't wait for next year's costumes! Regards Minira

25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
an anonymous supporter
$15

Well Done. Loving your spirit for such a great cause. I'm sharing my donation to all your amazing Men and Women.

25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
an anonymous supporter
$15

Well Done. Loving your spirit for such a great cause. I'm sharing my donation to all your amazing Men and Women.

25 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.78 km00:34:31

25 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.78 km00:34:31

25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Pam & Guille
$75

El mundo necesita más gente como tú. (The world needs more people like you)

25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Pam & Guille
$75

El mundo necesita más gente como tú. (The world needs more people like you)

25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Luisa Girasole
$65

You are awesome John! Keep it up

25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Luisa Girasole
$65

You are awesome John! Keep it up

25 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Tracy Mullenger
$100

Amazing effort John from Paul and Tracy

25 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.83 km00:33:32

25 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.78 km00:34:00

25 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.77 km00:33:46

26 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.76 km00:35:48

26 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.75 km00:30:40

26 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.77 km00:33:51

26 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.78 km00:33:40

Previous year's posts
26 Week(s) Ago

Video proof of me completing my $2k Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride) run! :)

26 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.75 km00:34:12

26 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.76 km00:33:58

26 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.83 km00:33:58

27 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.77 km00:32:48

27 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.83 km00:33:53

27 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.77 km00:34:58

27 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.77 km00:31:05

27 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.47 km00:32:50

27 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.75 km00:31:02

27 Week(s) Ago
I ran 6.88 km00:35:07

28 Week(s) Ago

Video proof of me completing my $1k Ted Lasso run! I'll be doing my $2k Inigo Montoya run this weekend. A massive thank you to everyone for your incredible support, you're all amazing!

28 Week(s) Ago

My $4k target costume! - Mr Pringles (aka the logo from the Pringles tin)

28 Week(s) Ago

My $3k target costume! - an inflatable Mr Monopoly!

28 Week(s) Ago

My $2k target costume! - Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride)

28 Week(s) Ago

My $1k target costume - Ted Lasso (from the show "Ted Lasso")

77 Week(s) Ago

Thank you all so bloody much for your generous donation, love and support! What a month.

77 Week(s) Ago

How the yellow face paint held up over the 6.5+ km run

77 Week(s) Ago

Movember 2022 - $4k raised = 'Ned Flanders' costume run! Here's the video. Enjoy!

78 Week(s) Ago

Movember 2022 - $3k raised = 'Banana' costume run! Here's the video. Enjoy!

78 Week(s) Ago

Hey John! thought I’d drop by to say a big hairy thanks for flying the flag for men’s health (again) this year.
You’re smashing your fundraising all in the name of a bloody important cause – to help men live happier, healthier and longer lives. 45km in 6 days on that physical challenge!!?? Go you good thing go! There’s still plenty of fun to be had this Hairy Season so keep it up legend.
United we Mo - Matt from Mo HQ.

79 Week(s) Ago

Movember 2022 - $2k raised = 'Luigi' costume run! Here's the video.

79 Week(s) Ago

Movember 2022 - $1k raised = 'Forest Gump' costume run! Here's the video.

80 Week(s) Ago

Not sure if big head or small Luigi hat

81 Week(s) Ago

This Movember I've decided to take my running challenge to the next level. Not only will I run 6.5 kms EVERY day for the month, but when I hit certain fundraising milestones, I'll do that days run in costume! As you can see from the pictures below, I've got some gems prepared. All runs in costume will be recorded and shared for some good laughs. I also have a mystery $5k costume which I promise will be wild!
In case you're wondering "Why 6.5 kms every day", well unfortunately, we lose 6.5 men every day to suicide across Australia, that’s 45.5 a week or just over 195 a month (ABS 2022).

129 Week(s) Ago

Ron Burgundy anyone?

130 Week(s) Ago

132 Week(s) Ago

133 Week(s) Ago

The plan was to beat the storm… didn’t exactly work out that way

133 Week(s) Ago

Clean shaven, let’s do this!

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