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To help raise much needed funds, and awareness of men’s health issues, the Movember Foundation will come in swinging following their appointment as the official charity of the Melbourne World Cup of Golf, to be held at The Metropolitan Golf Club from the 21-25 November 2018.
And with players from 28 nations descending on Melbourne for the event, the opportunity exists for players and fans to sport a traditional national mo to support the cause and get involved.
The Movember Foundation has one goal: to stop men dying too young.
As the only global charity tackling men’s health issues year-round, the Foundation funds programs tackling prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
In 2018, more than 1.4 million men globally will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Three out of every four suicides are men and, in Australia, testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men between the ages of 20 and 34.
With those statistics, Melbourne World Cup of Golf Executive Director Robyn Cooper says the Movember Foundation is the perfect fit for the tournament.
“We are proud to be able to support a global charity that was born in Melbourne,” Cooper said.
“Approximately 75% of the world’s golfers are male and from Craig "The Walrus" Stadler to John Daly and our own Geoff Ogilvy to legendary caddie Mike "Fluff" Cowen, the moustache has long been the trademark of the stylish pro golfer.”
The PGA TOUR has been a strong supporter of the moustache, with the Web.com Tour conducting the annual Moustache Madness contest at the Utah Championships every July.
In 2012, Australian pro James Nitties took the title with a “Mo-tach” - a thick black ribbon that wrapped almost completely around his head and wound up in a Mohawk.
The Movember Foundation raises funds that deliver innovative, ground-breaking research and support programs enabling men to live, happier, healthier and longer lives.
Movember Foundation Australian & NZ Country Director, Rachel Carr said: “An impressive moustache has long been the mark of a formidable golfer, which is why we’re thrilled to make it official as a 2018 Melbourne World Cup of Golf charity partner.
“With approximately 60 million golfers worldwide, this partnership is an exciting opportunity to bring perfectly manicured mo’s to Australia’s most perfectly manicured fairway, while also highlighting men’s health issues on the world stage.
“Additionally, the Foundation is a huge advocate for guys engaging in behaviours that have a positive impact on overall mental health. Getting active during a round of golf with some mates is a great way to improve mental wellness and can even protect against depression,” Carr said.
Australia will take on the world when International golf returns to Melbourne with the 59th edition of the World Cup of Golf at The Metropolitan Golf Club, from 21-25 November 2018.
Twenty-eight, two-person teams comprised of the world’s top players vie for the largest prize money purse in Australian golf, with $US7 million on offer.
And with 28 nations capable of bringing the might of the mo to the golf course, the PGA TOUR and Melbourne World Cup of Golf will combine with the Movember Foundation to come in swinging for men’s health with a range of activities on course during tournament week that will raise both awareness and much needed funds for the Movember Foundation.
Help change the face of men’s health this Movember, sign up at Movember.com to Grow a Mo and raise critical funds for men’s health.
To donate or learn more, please visit Movember.com.
Tickets to the Melbourne World Cup of Golf are now on sale at www.WorldCupofGolf.com.
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