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Australian Cricket will once again join forces with Movember to rally in support of men’s mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
In what has been a challenging year for many, the leading men’s health charity is calling on Mo Bros and Mo Sisters to raise funds to help stop men dying too young.
Movember will enter its 13th year as Cricket Australia’s official men’s health charity partner, with cricketers Moises Henriques, Aaron Finch, Ash Gardner, Megan Schutt and Matthew Wade all getting behind this year’s campaign.
In addition to the game’s elite, community cricket clubs are rallying behind the cause as part of the Movember Cricket Association with more than 55 clubs signed up.
Moving into his second year as a Movember ambassador, Henriques said it’s an important cause for cricket to be involved in, particularly in a year that has provided challenges like no other.
“I’m really looking forward to being a Movember ambassador this year and continuing to raise awareness for men’s health,” Henriques said.
“It’s been a tough year for so many people. Now more than ever, it’s important for us to keep talking and to keep reaching out to our family and friends to check in on them.”
Joining as a Mo Sister this season, Megan Schutt acknowledged the different ways to get involved in Movember.
“I’m proud to be part of Movember this season by running 60km over the month,” Schutt said.
“That’s 60kms for the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour, every hour across the world – people’s fathers, partners, brothers, sons and friends.
“Movember does a lot of great work and it’s really important as a cricket community that we continue to get behind mental health initiatives.”
Cricket’s involvement kicks off tomorrow with the third round of the Marsh Sheffield Shield, being named Movember Round.
Sheffield Shield Major Partner Marsh has also joined Australian Cricket in fundraising for Movember by committing to match their employee donations, with Marsh Risk Management Leader in the Pacific Region, Damian Schinck, captaining the team having overcome his battle with prostate cancer earlier this year.
To stop men dying too young, sign up or donate now at movember.com.
Men’s health statistics
• Globally, we lose one man every minute to suicide That’s seven men a day in Australia
• Over 220,000 men are living with or beyond prostate cancer in Australia
• Nine men a day die from prostate cancer
• Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young
Marsh Sheffield Shield Movember Round fixture – October 30 – November 2
All times ACDT local time.
10:30am: South Australia v Victoria, ACH Group Stadium, watch on cricket.com.au, the CA Live app and Kayo Sports.
10:30am: Western Australia v Tasmania, Gladys Elphick Park, watch on cricket.com.au, the CA Live app and Kayo Sports.
11:00am: New South Wales v Queensland, Karen Rolton Oval, watch on Fox Cricket on cricket.com.au, the CA Live app and Kayo Sports.
Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health on a global scale, focusing on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. The charity raises funds to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programmes that enable men to live happier, healthier and longer lives. Committed to disrupting the status quo, millions have joined the movement, helping fund over 1,250 projects around the world.
In addition to tackling key health issues faced by men, Movember is working to encourage men to stay healthy in all areas of their life, with a focus on men staying socially connected and becoming more open to discussing their health and significant moments in their lives. The charity’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. To donate or learn more, please visit Movember.com.