Movember and Liptember has the full support of all genders at the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor

MEN's & WOMEN's HEALTH: All set to play a role this November are Mark, Julie, Mark, Leonie, Helen, John, Marty, John, Anthony, Peter and David.
MEN's & WOMEN's HEALTH: All set to play a role this November are Mark, Julie, Mark, Leonie, Helen, John, Marty, John, Anthony, Peter and David.

The Rotary Club of Victor Harbor will play its role in raising funds and awareness for Men's and Women's health.

Male members of the club will take part in Movember and the women will be involved in Liptember.

However, while most male members will be growing a moustache this November, Anthony Lang will try something different.

Anthony will do it in reverse and will have all his facial hair removed by the end of November.

"I have had facial hair for the past 25 years, so it will make me look a lot different when it will be taken off by the end of the month," Anthony said.

President of the Rotary Club of Victor Harbor Marty Alsford said it would be a competition among members to raise funds.

"There will be prizes for whoever raises the most money for men's and women's health," Marty said.

Liptember is a campaign dedicated to raising funds and awareness for women's mental health and encouraging and inspiring people to listen, share, and learn.

To raise awareness participants start the conversation off, by popping a little colour on and committing to wear lipstick throughout September. But Rotary Club of Victor Harbor members will do this throughout November to run alongside Movember.

Funds raised during the month are donated to the Centre for Women's Mental Health, Lifeline, Batyr, RUOK?, The Jean Hailes Foundation and The Pretty Foundation

Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men's faces in Australia and around the world.

The aim of this facial growth is to raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and male mental health.

Beyond Blue has been a men's health partner of Movember and grateful recipient of Movember funds since 2006.

Registering at movember.com, guys start Movember clean-shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless men - known as Mo Bros - groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery.

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. They raise awareness by prompting private and public conversations around the often ignored issue of men's health.

Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than four million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate in official campaigns in 21 countries.

The donations raised in Australia fund programs run directly by Movember (through an open request for proposals process) and men's health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Beyond Blue. Together, the three channels work together to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in line with our strategic goals.

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