Mo Bro Bradley sits in the barber chair
Bradley BrownImage by: Nick Manuell // Renard’s Barber Shop
Mo Bro Bradley sits in the barber chair
Mo Bro Bradley poses with lawn mower
Mo Bro Bradley sits outside Renard's Barber Shop
9 November 2022

Bradley’s Story: A world record attempt for men's health

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Bradley is a long-time Mo Bro and has raised an incredible $125,000+ for Movember. Over the past few years, he has taken on epic physical challenges in his mission to raise funds and awareness, and help us change the face of men’s health.

In 2022, his 10th year as a Mo Bro, Bradley attempted something big: A World Record for the farthest distance pushing a lawn mower in 24 hours by an individual.

Prior to Bradley's attempt, the record stood at 107.50km. Bradley clocked up 124km over the 24-hour period to smash the previous record by 17km.

He took on the record push with his 18V Stanley Fatmax V20 Lawn Mower, supported by Mitre 10 and Stanley Tools Australia.

We caught up with Bradley to find out why he is so passionate about Movember.

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I am 45 years old and married with 3 kids (2 girls and 1 boy). I coach under-10 and under-14 boys basketball and also play mixed netball with some of the parents for fun. I love to take on a challenge. For 1105 days and counting (at the time I write this), I have walked at least 10km a day, not only to help with my physical fitness but also my mental fitness.

What does Movember mean to you? What connection do you have to Movember’s cause areas?

Movember has been a big part of my life for the past 10 years. I connected with the charity as I was inspired by the work that they were doing for men’s health. I know a few people that have been affected by cancer, which is why I raise funds and have conversations to let people know what is out there in the way of support.

Why do you believe in the work Movember does?

I know that the work Movember funds is making a difference to so many men and the people they love around the world. One day it could be me or someone I know leaning on the services they provide.

What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your life? How have you overcome them?

I have been very grateful for the childhood I had. My dad worked multiple jobs to take care of our family. We didn’t have much, but never complained about what we had. I think it’s important that I also set my kids up with the same work ethic.

My biggest challenge would probably have been becoming a father. There was no tell-all guide on parenting, but I had great role models. I remember my mum giving me the best advice which was “people are going to tell you what to do, listen to them and then decide what works best for you”. Knowledge is power and so far this strategy worked a treat.

What do you think are some of the challenges facing men and their health today?

One of the biggest ones today is probably mental health, which has seen an increase over the past few years. I think it is important, especially among young people to encourage awareness and a proactive attitude to seek assistance when you are struggling.

Why do you think the Movember message is so important?

There is a reason why Movember is the global leader in men’s health. The Movember message is inclusive and relatable. Movember funds research, provides helpful resources and starts the conversations that men need to be having.

What is your message when it comes to men’s health?

It would have to be: You are not alone. Whether it be a physical or mental health issue, there is support out there for you. Simply asking if someone is OK or checking in with a friend can change a life. So look out for your mates and if you are going through something reach out to somebody close to you.

You’ve won ‘Best Mo Space in Australia’ a few times. What would your advice be to someone new to Movember?

That hairy upper lip is a conversation starter so use the month of Movember to start those conversations. You never know, that next conversation could save somebody’s life. My other advice is to have fun doing it. You could challenge yourself or others as part of your campaign, just like myself and several other Mo Bros and Mo Sisters. Starting a team is also a great way to get your whole community involved.

Donate to Bradley's Mo Space or learn more about Bradley’s world record attempt.