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Aussie mo-growers raise much-need funds for men's health

The 2012 global Movember fundraising tally is expected to reach $124million.
The 2012 global Movember fundraising tally is expected to reach $124million. Contributed

AUSTRALIAN men will be among the 1.1million enjoying their first shave in a month this morning.

A record number of Australians resisted the urge to pick up the razor as part of this year's Movember fundraiser.

Movember chief operating officer Jason Hincks said everyone who had taken part had effectively become "walking, talking billboards for men's health".

"The dedication, enthusiasm and passion shown by the Mo community never ceases to amaze," Mr Hincks said.

"Every conversation sparked by the growth of a Movember Mo, is a small but significant step towards changing the attitudes and behaviours of men regarding their health and wellbeing."

This year's global tally is expected to reach $124million.

Funds go towards prostate cancer and male mental health research.

 

National Tally
State Registrations & Funds Raised


New South Wales
45,301
$5,877,098.84


Victoria
34,384
$4,382,539.75


Queensland
29,886
$3,212,831.26


West Australia
15,947
$2,370,839.48


South Australia
9,018
$911,598.76


ACT
4,747
$684,635.30


Tasmania
2,240
$212,259.28


Northern Territory
1,606
$233,836.41


TOTAL
143,129*
$17,885,639.07*

 

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