Five strapping young men from our Sharp & Carter team decided to take part in the Movember cause this year to raise funds and spread awareness around some of the biggest health issues faced by men; prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
MOVEMBER THIS YEAR
The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men's health. Movember has been operating since 2003 and every year focuses on a different men’s health issue; prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues such as depression.
This year was particularly important to us as the focus was on mental health in men.
Some facts on mental health in men:
- On average, 1 in 8 men will have depression and 1 in 5 men will experience anxiety at some stage of their lives.
- While women are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, men are less likely to talk about it. This increases the risk of their depression or anxiety going unrecognised and untreated.
- Depression is a high risk factor for suicide and in Australia, there are approximately 2,500 suicides each year. 75% are by men, with an average of 6 men taking their lives every single day. Suicide is the leading cause of death for men under the age of 54, significantly exceeding the national road toll.
- It’s important to remember that depression and anxiety are conditions, not weaknesses, and effective treatments are available.
MOVEMBER AND SHARP & CARTER
This year our MoBro’s set a target of $2,000. To help reach this target they decided to host a fund raising dinner extravaganza! The incredible Koko Black www.kokoblack.com & Frank Body www.frankbody.com kindly donated hampers for our raffle draw. With a crowd of 38 people, the boys put up a 3 course dinner and managed to raise over $650 on the night!
The Sharp & Carter MoBro’s total funds raised to date stands at $1,620.
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