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Things are about to get a bit hairy at Griffith City Council this month, with a group of employees ditching their razors for a good cause.

During November each year, Movember sees moustaches of all shapes and sizes crop up on the faces of men right across Australia and around the world.

The aim of the month-long campaign is to raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health.

The team at Council hope their Mos will inspire donations, conversations and real change.

Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi, said it was wonderful to see staff taking the initiative to help make a difference with fundraising for men’s health.

“I commend those involved and urge the Griffith community to support this worthwhile cause,” Cr Dal Broi said.

“It's great to see employees rally together like this and give back to the community.

“Men don’t always seek medical support and advice when they should. I hope this campaign helps raise awareness and gets people talking about mental and physical health.” 

Griffith City Council will be hosting a Mo-ment this Movember on 29 November 2018 at Pioneer Park Museum to encourage work colleagues to donate for this good cause, to educate Council male employees on how to look after themselves and provide information for the female Council employees on how they can help stop men dying too young.

Since Movember first started in Australia in 2003, the foundation has grown to fund more than 1,200 men’s health initiatives across 21 countries.

Across the world, men die an average six years younger than women, and for reasons that are largely preventable. Which means that it doesn’t have to be that way: we can all take action to live healthier, happier and longer lives.