Movember's Mighty Mo's - Aussie tradies trim up for men's health cause
The hard hat and tool belt won’t be the only thing Aussie tradies will be removing when the clock reaches knock-off time today - as they get ready to shave off those Movember mo’s.
Tradies from around Australia have been throwing their hard work behind this year’s Movember movement, growing a moustache and raising funds in the name of men’s health.
Statistics show an unnecessary amount of men are dying early from preventable and treatable causes - with the average Aussie bloke's life expectancy falling four years short of our fairer sex counterparts.
More than 10.8 million men worldwide face a life with a prostate cancer diagnosis, while testicular cancer has become the most common among young men.
Meanwhile, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day.
Now in its 20th year, more mo-clad tradies are joining the Movember movement in hopes of doing a demolition job on cancer and suicide while building a bridge between on-site toughness and health awareness.
Today, Build-it looks at this month’s Mo-ment makers from Australia’s trade sector, highlighting some of the best mo’s and money raisers from across our industry:
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The design and construction company, which specialises in warehouses, factories, cold stores, food processing, retail, mining and commercial developments, has raised over $100,000 in just four years through its Movember campaign.
This year, the group’s fantastic network of clients, subbies, consultants, and friends has raised more than $32,000, which will support several men's health resources.
Space frame mo-sister Ellie Boys said the group were raising funds and awareness for all the dads, brothers, sons and mates in our lives.
“We are so proud of our contribution towards men's health causes and connection to the incredible Movember legacy,” she said.
Their 102-deep team of Mo’s is based across Queensland, Victoria and South Australia and has raised just shy of $20,000 for Movember this year alone.
A Movember spokesperson praised Multiplex for their work constructing a better future for men’s health.
“They share a similar ethos to Movember, who want to create a future where men, and therefore their families and communities, can live better, healthier, and longer lives,” they told Build-it.
The BESIX Watpac Construction's National Health Safety Environment and Quality Systems Manager have single-handedly raised $32,000 for Movember since his tash-tailoring journey began over a decade ago.
Dan says his efforts are inspired by his desire to show his two sons that one person can make a significant change.
“My mo’tivation is quite simple - to highlight the importance of men standing up and taking responsibility for the health of our mates and our health,” he said.
“We are all in a position to be a messenger for men’s health, whether you’re a Mo Sister who is Moving for Movember or a Mo Bro growing a terrible moustache like me.”
Dan says individual fundraisers have the potential to change the face of men’s health and play an essential role in keeping the conversation around men’s health issues “mo’ing”, whether that's by growing a moustache or completing an activity.
“I’ve learnt over the past ten Movember’s that one person can make a hell of a difference,” he said.