Wollongong father and son Warwick and Nathaniel Marsh know a thing or two about supporting men.
Through running the not-for-profit Dads4Kids organisation for almost 20 years they have provided millions of men across the world with hope and aspiration.
The duo are also major supporters of International Men's Day.. Some 80 countries are celebrating the worldwide movement today (Thursday,November 19).
The Marshes have been the 'brains trust' behind the day's success in recent years, running campaigns, worldwide content and featuring photographs from across the Illawarra on an international stage. All this has been performed from their Unanderra office.
Nathaniel said International Men's Day was about recognising men and their contribution to a caring and better future.
The theme for this year's celebration is 'Better Health for Men and Boys'.
"Our aim is to reach out and support men to become positive role models," Nathaniel said.
Warwick, Dads4Kids founder and International Men's Day leader, added "it was about men making a positive contribution and leading a decent and honest life."
"Whatever you do on International Men's Day, have fun doing it because laughter is the best medicine," he said.
International Men's Day was founded in 1999 by Dr Jerome Teelucksingh from Trinidad in the Caribbean.
The Marshes, since establishing Dads4Kids in 2002, have become a main outlet to enhance the positive cause.
Over the years they have run a number of events to celebrate International Men's Day. These include public seminars, forums, conferences, festivals and fundraisers.
They have also run classroom activities at schools, held photo and film competitions, music concerts and art displays as well as peaceful awareness marches.
This year, Dads4Kids is running its own positive campaign throughout November called the Decorate Dad Challenge.
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