Viking Industrial takes on Movember

Nov 30, 2021 | News

This year, Viking Industrial took part in MOvember. Those who were willing and brave shaved their faces on the first day of November, and continued to grow a mo throughout the month.

Movember first began in 2003 with 30 guys willing to take up the challenge of growing a Mo. Since then, the movement has grown globally and continues to raise awareness for men’s health. 

Movember foundation aims to change the face of men’s health (literally) to reduce the number of men who die prematurely. This is achieved through raising funds and awareness of mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

Mental Health and Suicide

On average, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day. In Australia, 3 of 4 suicides are by men. 

Movember tackles mental health through a male lens, with a focus on prevention, early intervention, and health promotion.

By 2030, Movember aims to reduce male suicide by 25%.

Prostate Cancer

1 in 6 Australian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Across Australia, there are over 230,000 men living with the disease.

After years of research, the Movember foundation has pushed progress ahead 50 years. Through innovation and collaboration, Movember hopes to continue making great headway.

By 2030, they aim to halve the number of deaths by prostate cancer, and halve the number of men who are facing ongoing side effects from treatment.

Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young Australian men. Survival rate is high, but the quality of life after having testicular cancer and experiencing treatment can cause long-term side effects.

Movember aims to halve the number of testicular cancers, and also halve the number of men experiencing ongoing side effects from treatment. 

Many of our crew sported mos across the month – some of which were more acceptable than others.

In total, the team collectively raised $9003 toward Movember. Viking Industrial would like to congratulate and dollar match the funds raised by Craig Watson, who raised $2270 toward the Movember Foundation.

Check out the very hairy faces at Viking below!

This year, Viking Industrial also participated in Men’s Health Week. Read the blog here.