Charles Sturt students take on Movember Challenge

Our fathers, brothers, partners and friends are facing a health crisis.

Men are dying on average 5 years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons.

There are growing rates of men dying too young, with suicide, prostate and testicular cancers the most common causes.

Leading charity, Movember, has a goal of reducing 25% of male premature deaths by 2030. How are they going to achieve that? By generating awareness and getting people involved in activities like ‘grow a mo’ throughout the month of November.

Alongside any lopsided, itchy or patchy moustache grown, participants raise funds for groundbreaking health projects – 1,250 projects to be exact. 

A bunch of Bathurst on-campus students have banded together this month in support of Movember.

Merrick Horam

1. Why are you participating?

“Me and the boys are doing it together.”

2. What do you hope to raise?

“Raising mental health awareness surrounding men.”

3. Are you doing anything to help your mo grow?

“Shaving the rest of my face so it looks my mo is growing more.”

Mac Reith- Snare

1. Why are you participating?

“To raise awareness for mental health! It’s a great cause that I can get behind.”

2. What do you hope to raise?

“Whatever we can, there’s no concrete goal.”

3. Are you doing anything to help your mo grow?

“Anything helps but mainly lots of praying and crossing my fingers.”

Dylan Betz

1. Why are you participating?

“To support and help out my mates that may be struggling, so they know I’m around.”

2. What do you hope to raise?

“Awareness would be my top priority, but we could get a donation going.”

3. Are you doing anything to help your mo grow?

“The gym helps right?”

Alec Ferguson

1. Why are you participating?

“To let not just my mates but anyone else know that I’m a mate they can talk to and be supported by.”

2. What do you hope to raise?

“Awareness and confidence in men’s ability to speak and have conversations about their feelings and mental health.”

3. Are you doing anything to help your mo grow?

“Crossing my fingers and praying like hell.”

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