I’ve vaguely been thinking “good on ’em” but not much more about it with regards to the whole Movember movement – grow a moustache during November to raise funds for men’s health. It’s good to see the joint effort with Beyond Blue, for example, with respect to targeting male depression and especially suicide.
So I was intrigued today to receive a link to the first ever news report on Movember, from Channel Seven in 1999 [YouTube]. The change in broadcasting styles in 8 years is notable.
Movember started in Adelaide, and originally raised money for the RSPCA. The idea quickly spread interstate and across the Tasman, with some enthusiasm expressed internationally due to web notoriety, and soon changed to focus on mens’ health issues, particularly prostate cancer. This year Movember expanded to Canada, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
So, I’m more impressed now with the growth of the idea. Bloody good on ’em! Anyone participating?