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2020 has been a turbulent year, to say the very least. Lockdown, social distancing and border restrictions have resulted in a year filled with extreme uncertainty and stress. At Bulk Nutrients, we believe it's more important than ever we continue to shine the spotlight on mental health issues.
We have always been committed to helping people achieve great overall health, and mental health is a huge component. That’s why this November, we’ve partnered with Tom Windsor, the captain and founder of Mobart Mo Bros, to spread awareness of men's health issues.
Tom and the Mobart team aim to raise funds and awareness to support mental health and suicide prevention and the fight against testicular and prostate cancer in Movember.
In 2006 a good friend of Tom’s approached him to get a group of guys together to grow Mos for Movember. At the time, mental health was at the front of Tom's mind as 12 months earlier, his father lost his battle with depression. However, even during the toughest times, Toms motley crew of mates always supported him and his family. This is when Tom and a group of mates first started the Mobart Mo Bros.
The Mobart Mo Bros adopted the Mos for Movember movement. They found that simply growing a mo for Movember was a positive and lighthearted way to start the conversation about men's mental health while raising some money and awareness for a great cause.
Over the following 15 years, Tom’s continued commitment to helping others with mental health issues and the support of friends, families and small local businesses, Mobart has flourished from a small group of mates to a large Movember community. Mobart now has over 600 registered Mo Bros and Mo Sistas participants in fundraising events.
Mobart has used a range of events to raise funds and awareness, such as the Point to Pinnacle half marathon run up Mt Wellington, cycling across Tassie and surfing a giant 30ft wave whilst holding an inflatable moustache.
In total, Mobart has raised over 900 thousand dollars and has been the highest Movember fundraising team in Australia over the past 4 years, raising over 185 thousand dollars last year alone. Individually Tom has raised over 50 thousand dollars through Movember donations since 2006.
This year Tom won the 2020 Tasmania local hero of the year award for his over a decade long dedication to raising awareness and funds for major health issues that affect men.
After hearing about Tom and his Mo Bros and Mo Sistas' amazing work over the years, we wanted to do our part in supporting the Movember initiative.
In November 2020, all sales of Electrolyte Plus will be donated to the Mobart Mo Bros to support their fundraising efforts.
We will also be spreading the word through the Bulk Nutrients community about the Mobart Mo Bros, men's health and the support resources available. Together we can make a difference!
If you want to donate and support Tom and the team, follow this link to the Mobart Mo Bros Movember page. To learn more about Mobart Mo Bros, such as upcoming events, follow the Mobart Mo Bros website link.
Keen to join in on Movember this year? There are so many ways you can take part. From growing a mo, walking or running 60km over the month for the 60 men lost to suicide every hour across the world or completing a live or virtual challenge with your mates.
In Australia, suicide is the leading killer of males between 15 – 44 years. That’s 6 young men every day. This statistic is at the very core of why Mobart aims to stop men from dying too young. So let’s band together and help support men’s health this year.