The Movember Foundation and Triple M last night teamed up in Melbourne to bring men together to talk about a better way to being an Aussie bloke – with the help of regular Aussie men.
Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com. The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health.”
By encouraging men to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression
The Global Journal listed Movember as one of the world’s top 100 NGOs
Conference Audio Visual were proud to support such a worthy endeavour supporting the event with a PA system, Consisting of multiple 10″ powered speakers on stands discreetly positioned for maximum coverage around the room. Wireless Microphones, High quality Shure ULXD wireless microphones with excellent sound and no fear of interference and aLarge Projection screen,In this case a 10 foot 16:9 ratio fast folding screen on our custom designed slim line low profile legs which suited the decor of the venue perfectly. A 5000 lumen WXGA Panasonic data projector was used in a floor front confguration to ensure the picture was bright and punchy.
Our services were requested as the Fitzroy Social (the chosen venue for the event) unfortunately did not have suitable facilities for this type of corporate event.
Inspired by the success of the Movember-funded ABC Series ‘Man Up’, One Night In Movember (in October) is a series of events for men and those who identify as men, where life’s important stuff was tackled live on stage.
Each event is a chance for mates, brothers, fathers, partners, and sons from all walks of life, to look beyond the steel cap boots and stereotypes and uncover what being a man really means in 2017.
Guided by masculinity expert Tom Harkin from Man Up, guest speakers and audience members together had a the chance to chat about real stuff in a relaxed, supportive environment.
From sharing personal stories, discussions around masculinity, and the strength and value in opening up around men’s mental health and suicide – no topic was off the table.