Motörhead’s estate are partnering with the team behind Movember, the annual November fund-raising campaign for men’s health, and encouraging fans to ‘Help a bro, grow a Lemmy Mo‘.
Lemmy passed away on December 28, 2015, aged 70, having been diagnosed with prostate cancer just two days earlier. As Motörhead’s frontman was instantly recognisable the world over due to his signature Mustache, it’s hoped that fans can salute his memory, and raises funds and awareness for men’s health projects, by ‘shaving down’ on ‘Movember’ 1, and then growing new facial furniture in Lemmy’s likeness.
All funds raised during Movember directly support men’s health projects across mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. That means your fundraising efforts can help save a father, a brother, a son, a friend, a partner, a man’s life. Visit the official website for further information.
There are other benefits for fans, with a chance to win a selection of very special Motörhead prizes, and an official photo contest for participants (and Movember will help with a ‘Grow a Mo like Lemmy’ tutorial).
Movember looks at mental health through a male lens, focusing on prevention, early intervention and health promotion. They are working towards a world where men take action to be mentally well, and are supported by those around them.
A mission statement on the Movember reads: “The issue of suicide is incredibly complex. But we know this: improving overall mental health and helping men establish better social connections can reduce the risk of suicide.
“And so that’s our mission. To get there, we’re uniting experts, funding bold new approaches and embracing fresh perspectives. By 2030, we hope to reduce the rate of male suicide by 25%.”
Paul Valant, Executive Director, said: “We’re alarmed by the increasing number of men who take their own lives around the world. We are working to ensure all men and boys look after their mental health and are comfortable to reach out to others for support when they’re struggling.”