CO-FOUNDER OF THE MOVEMBER FOUNDATION; AMBASSADOR FOR MEN'S HEALTH
Adam has built Movember into one of the most innovative and impactful charities created this millennium, working to change (literally and figuratively) the face of men's health. Movember disrupted the charity sector by putting the fun in fundraising, by creating a cult brand that inspired a global movement focused on 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. Given there are over 1.5 million registered charities in the US, Canada, UK and Australia alone this is a significant achievement.
Perhaps it's appropriate that Garone was previously an Australian Army Special Forces officer. Now a leading philanthropic entrepreneur, he has built Movember into one of the most innovative philanthropic stories of the past decade, working to change—literally and figuratively—the face of men's health.
The movement has three funding priorities: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and suicide prevention. We are winning the cancer battle, and with more time and more investment, we will have effectively cured these diseases. Male suicide, however is the biggest killer of men aged 20-39 eclipsing road deaths, deaths from all cancers and heart disease. Unfortunately we are losing this battle with the rates increasing. Turning this health crisis around is one of Adam’s passion projects which the Movember Foundation aims to do by inspiring men to talk about the big issues going on in their life, to stay connected with friends and to seek help when it’s needed.
While tackling serious issues, Adam’s ethos is to always have fun and do good. His recent talks include The Art of, Gatorade, Talks at Google, South by Southwest, and the Milken Institute Global Conference. A 2013 GQ Australia Man of the Year, he wears his moustache year-round.
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