Movember has finished for another year, but Oak Flats participant Greg Heapy is already looking to next year's campaign.
He's raised more than $3645 individually for the cause this year, while his team Edwards Mowers / Anytime Fitness Shellharbour has raised more than $8000 for research and awareness around men's health issues including prostate and testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
For Mr Heapy, the motivation was heartbreaking - in April his younger brother Colin took his own life at the age of 17. So he wanted to do his bit to try and save lives from suicide - and prevent other families going through what his has.
"Another reason why I felt like it was important to raise money and awareness for men's health is because I have two young boys (Brody, 5, and Walter, six months) and the issues that Movember help with may one day effect my family," he said.
"I want to know that I've done everything possible to help prevent feeling again the way I felt when I found out my brother had died."
While it's been hard, Mr Heapy has also been buoyed by the support from family, friends and even complete strangers.
"The experience has been great. A bit of fun growing a mo but most importantly having conversations with people about men's health, especially mental health issues," he said.
"I have absolutely been touched by the support I have received, not only the money donated but the lovely messages to me and my family from those that reached out.
"Thank you to everyone in the Illawarra for your continued support."
Meantime Mr Heapy said he's looking forward to making his Movember campaign "bigger and better next year" and urged anyone who wanted to help out to contact him via social media.
The members of Mr Heapy's team were among almost 700 Wollongong residents who took part in Movember this year, so far raising more than $100,000 to help stop men dying too young.
Movember country director Rachel Carr welcomed this year's huge effort.
"Everyone who participates in Movember is inspiring donations, conversations and real change," she said.
"We salute everyone who has got involved this year by growing a mo, walking or running 60km for men's health or hosting an event."
This year about 19,000 Australians of all ages opted to Move for Movember, committing to walk or run 60km over the month.
"Now is the time to celebrate the efforts of local Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the country," Ms Carr said. "If you haven't yet, show your them your support: compliment the mo's, give them a pat on the back and help our Mo Bros and Mo Sistas reach their fundraising goals."
Donations can still be made at au.movember.com