November is over, the month where men across the nation let their facial hair grow to raise awareness in the community about men’s health issues. Darrin Kopp has been a keen supporter of Movember for the past eight years and is certain to continue his support well into the future.
Darrin is the local representative for Jim’s Mowing, and all members of the franchise are encouraged to support Movember. Each year, the company donates money from every job completed in November to the Movember foundation in support of Men’s Health Issues. Movember supports projects relating to prostate cancer, testicular
cancer, mental health and physical inactivity.
Darrin has made a particularly strong effort to encourage others to increase the amount of physical activity they do by leading by example. Darrin and his wife created their own Movember page, where they documented their exercise programs, including fit boxing three times a week and Boot Camp twice a week. Darrin also grew a moustache for
the month, which he shaved off on Monday night.
Along with Movember, Jim’s Mowing franchisees also support Red Nose Day, which supports Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Both of these fundraising events are very worthy causes and it is great to see companies take the initiative to support them.
Movember began in 2003, starting with thirty men and expanding over twelve years to include millions of participants. The organisation seeks to make a global contribution to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since the organisation’s beginning, the Movember campaign has raised more than $685 million and has funded over 1000 projects focusing on men’s health issues. “The ambition underpins everything we do. It is the driving force behind our campaigns, funding strategy and vision for the future.”