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Team Mo-ver the Wire supporting the Movember Foundation

Over the Wire is rebranding as Mo-ver the Wire for November 2017

The staff at Over the Wire have put together a team to support the Movember Foundation and to bring awareness to men's health issues. With such a high level of involvement from our staff (over 30% of the company have signed up, including several Mo-Sistas) the company has agreed to rebrand as Mo-ver the Wire for the month of November, along supporting the cause in several other ways.

What are we doing

As a team, we are trying to raise awareness of men's health issues and to support each other as we challenge ourselves throughout the month.

With several Mo-Sistas (and a several more self-described "facially follically challenged" Mo-Bros), growing moustaches is not the only way we will be showing our support. One way we will be getting involved is a movement challenge, with some of our team members setting targets like "Walk/Run/Cycle 300KM in November (average 10KM/day)" or have organised a daily stairwell climb each work day at the office.

Our progress so far

It's early days yet, but here a few of the stats about or team as we near the start of Movember: (Last updated 9th November)

  • Team members signed up = 39
  • Team fund raising target = $5,000
  • Funds raised so far = $2,551
  • KM moved = 756.81km
  • Stairs climbed = 33,600 stairs

You can see our most up-to-date progress, learn more about our team, or support us towards our goals by visiting our team page.

About the Movember Foundation

Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young. We can’t afford to stay silent. That’s why we’re taking action.

We’re the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. We’re addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.

We know what works for men, and how to find and fund the most innovative research to have both a global and local impact. We're independent of government funding, so we can challenge the status quo and invest quicker in what works. In 13 years we’ve funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world. By 2030 we’ll reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%. Help us stop men dying too young. Join the movement.

Prostate Cancer kills 45 men every hour

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, and rates are on the rise. By 2030 there’ll be 1.7 million men living with prostate cancer. It’s already killing hundreds of thousands of men each year, and those who survive face serious side effects.

We can’t afford to let this continue. So we’re taking action. Learn more.

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men under 40

In most cases, the outcome for men with testicular cancer is positive, but a 95% chance of survival is no comfort to the 1 man in 20 who won’t make it. When testicular cancer strikes, it strikes young. Most of those men are between 15 and 40 years old.

We have to help them, and stop men from dying too young. Learn more.

Every minute a man dies from suicide

To speak with someone immediately, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467. If life is in danger, call 000 or go directly to emergency services.

Globally, the rate of suicide is alarmingly high, particularly in men. Around the world, on average we lose a man to suicide every minute of every day. Three out of four suicides are men. Too many are toughing it out and struggling alone.

We have to take action to improve mental health and reduce the rate of male suicide. Learn more.