Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Memorable Moments; Support for Men's Health Grows Daily

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Memorable Moments; Support for Men's Health Grows Daily

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Byline: MEGAN MACKANDER and SCOTT SAWYER

MEET the mo bros.

Sunshine Coast Daily facial aficionados Josh Cox, Joe Flynn and Charlie Whiteley are tweaking their creations for the final days of Movember.

The Movember community has raised $580 million to date and funded more than 800 programs in 21 countries. This work aims to save and improve the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.

Mr Cox has grown his mo for the past eight years, even after criticism and head turns in the first few years before facial hair was truly appreciated.

"The first few years no one knew about Movember so I just looked like a seedy guy for a month," he said.

"I have had a mate who went through a rough time a few years ago and Beyond Blue was very helpful, so that keeps me motivated."

The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men's health programs. …

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