Observed by 44 countries, International Men’s Day has been celebrated on 19th November since 1992.
It gives the opportunity for people everywhere of goodwill to appreciate and celebrate the men in their lives and the contribution they make to society for the greater good of all.
The 2020 theme is “Better Health for Men and Boys” with the aim to make practical improvements to the health and wellbeing of the male population. It is also a special time to make mention of the brave men who protect our communities in the defence force and emergency services such as: Police, Fire Fighters, Ambulance Officers and Hospital Emergency Departments. Key people in Charities, Religion, Government, Business and Academia that help create a fair and safe society for others.
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November is also the month of Movember! The leading charity changing the face of men’s health: addressing mental health and suicide issues, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
Movember first started in Melbourne, Australia in 2003 when two friends (Travis Garone and Luke Slattery) talked 30 of their friends into growing a ‘Mo’ (moustache). They had been inspired by a friend’s mother who was fundraising for breast cancer, they decided to make the campaign about men’s health and prostate cancer.
By 2007, the campaign had grown internationally including the UK campaign with The Prostate Cancer Charity. There are now official campaigns in 21 countries around the world.