Garvan gets behind Movember

A ten-strong team from Garvan is showing support for Movember, the “hairiest month of the year”, by growing facial hair. The funds they raise through sponsorship will go towards the work of the Movember Foundation.

Garvan’s Mo Bros for 2015 (top left to bottom right): Dr Julian Quinn, Dr Niall Byrne, Weng Hua Khoo, Professor Mike Rogers, Dr Daniel Roden, Professor Peter Croucher, Dr Simon Junankar, Eoin Dodson, Simon Hamilton, Joe Copty.

05 November 2015

A ten-strong team from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research is showing support for Movember, the “hairiest month of the year”. The funds they raise through sponsorship will go to the Movember Foundation, which works to change the face of men’s health worldwide.

Garvan’s “Mo Bros” for 2015 are a diverse bunch, and include a Division Head, a PhD student, a Lab Head, several postdoctoral researchers, a research assistant, a bioinformatics engineer and the Head of Human Resources. They’re (on the whole) clean-shaven in the ‘before’ photos shown, but it will be a different story by the end of the month! 

The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising more than half a million dollars and funding over 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

Many of Garvan’s Mo Bros are members of ProMis, a Garvan-led collaborative program that aims to find a cure for prostate cancer’s metastasis to bone. In 2014, the Promis program received one of two Movember Revolutionary Team Awards from the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Visit Garvan’s Mo Bros page to contribute to the team’s fundraising efforts.