Founder Mark Hawwa of Sydney says they have increased their allocation of funding toward mental health from 20% to 40% for The Movember Foundation.
That means 60%, rather than 80%, will go toward prostate research.
However, there should be more funding to divvy up this year with organisers expecting to raise a massive $US6m from a 30% increase in registered riders.
That’s almost half the $US13M DGR has raised in total for charity since starting in 2013!
Marks says he decided on the funding allocation shift after “overwhelmingly positive feedback from the DGR community and as a show of solidarity with those, and their loved ones, who are battling with mental health”.
“We ride this year for the men of the world who struggle with mental health and for the families and individuals whose lives are affected by prostate cancer,” says Mark.
Up from 90,000 riders last year to a forecast of over 120,000 in 2018, dapper men and women in over 650 cities worldwide will ride classic and vintage styled motorcycles on Sunday, 30 September 2018.
“On this day, streets across the world – including Sydney, Paris, New York and London – will be humming with the tune of a united front against killers of men,” Mark says.