During November each year, the Movember campaign is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world. With their “Mo’s” men raise vital funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health. As an independent global charity, the Movember Foundation’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.
2014 marks the seventh year Cricket Australia has partnered with Movember and we have helped raise more than $550,000 in that time through our community action program Cricket Cares.
Cricket Cares has been dedicated in their support of Movember and some of the biggest names in Aussie cricket have been part of the Mo growing journey. In 2013, Australian Cricket Coach Darren Lehmann, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson all committed to contribute their upper lip to the cause.
Following his man-of-the-match performance in the opening Commonwealth Bank Ashes Test, speedster Mitchell Johnson promised to keep his lucky Mo for the duration of the series to help raise more funds for Movember. By the end of the series Mitch raised more than $38,000 for the cause and continued the awareness campaign for men’s health throughout the summer.
The 2013/14 summer also saw 104 clubs register to support Movember through the Club Cricket Cares Network raising $217,000 for Men’s Health.
With the help of the cricket community, In 2013 Cricket Australia raised more than $260,000 for Movember which will help fund projects aimed at achieving Movember’s vision of having an everlasting impact on the face men's health.
For more information on how you can support Movember visit www.movember.com