IF THINGS seem a little hairier than usual this month, consider donating to a good cause and joining in Movember.
Via the moustache, the Movember campaign aims to provoke conversation each year about men's health, with a view to breaking down long-standing and traditional taboos and habits.
The men from Amber Tiles, in Coffs Harbour, are among many to have thrown away their razors to sprout moustaches this month, with the aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.
Amber Coffs Harbour has joined the 28 other Amber Tiles outlets across New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT for the fifth consecutive year in supporting the Movember Foundation, sourcing sponsorship for their moustaches to raise much needed funds.
The team is once again calling for support, with the aim of matching the Amber family's impressive donation last year of $10,000, which was raised through the combined efforts of each outlet and the support of its customers.
Donations can be made online at au.movember.com/donate or at donation collection boxes in store.
Each year, around 20,000 new cases of prostate cancer and 740 cases of testicular cancer are diagnosed in Australia, while 48.1% of men will experience a mental health problem in their life.
Money raised is shared between programs in the fields of research, education, support, and awareness.