No doubt you’ve heard of Movember but I bet you don’t know the story behind it and the man who founded it, a former Austrailian Army Special Forces Commando.
Adam Garone, joins me to talk about the current state of men’s health, how Movember has raised over $730 million towards cancer and men’s health research, and how you can help put an end to prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s mental health issues.
“The state of men’s health is in pretty bad shape.” Tweet That— Adam Garone
Adam Garone is the founder of Movember and has turned it into one of the most innovative and impactful charities created this millennium, working to change the face of men’s health.
Behind the scenes, under Adam’s leadership, Movember is changing the way cancer research is done by requiring and facilitating collaboration not just at a national level but at a global level, something never before achieved in the cancer sector.
In 2013, 2014, 2015 the Movember Foundation was named in the Top 100 Best NGOs in the world by the Global Journal out of over 1.5 million charities.
Not only is Adam the founder of Movember, he also spent nine years of service as an officer in the Australian Army, where he was selected and served with the Commando Regiment in the special forces.
To date, 6 million fundraisers and 18 million donors have joined the Movember movement, that together have raised over $730 million. Movember has funded 1,000 men’s health programs in 21 countries, achieving significant breakthroughs in the way prostate and testicular cancer is diagnosed and treated. This will lead us to a time when we have effectively cured these cancers and the side effects of treatment are minimized.
In 2016 Movember was awarded Cult brand of the year, in 2013 Adam was awarded the GQ Australia Man of the Year, in 2009 the Melbourne Business School Outstanding Alumnus Award, and in 2008 Enrst & Young Australian Entrepreneur Of The Year.
“The whole cancer industry is not build around collaboration, it’s built around competition.” Tweet That— Adam Garone
Show Highlights and What You’ll Learn
- The story behind Movember
- The state of men’s health
- What sets Movember apart in the research toward curing cancer
- The obvious reason pharmaceutical companies aren’t funding cancer research
- Why we’re seeing an increase in mental illness and suicide
- How to join the Order of Man Movember Team
“We’re confident that within 10 years, we will have effectively cured [testicular cancer].” Tweet That— Adam Garone
Join the Order of Man Movember Network
- Register at www.movember.com
- Visit www.orderofman.com/movember and click on “join this network”
- Start growing that mustache and raising funds for men’s health
“Sadly, we’re losing the battle with mental health and suicide prevention.” Tweet That— Adam Garone