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All you need to know about Movember 2019

Movember want to change the face of men’s health, but they need your help. The three leading causes for death amongst young men are testicular cancer, prostate cancer and suicide. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer amongst UK men. 1 in every 8 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Worldwide, a man takes his own life every minute. Yes, that’s every minute. 60 men an hour, 1440 men each and every day sadly take their own lives. But things can be done to help shift these worrying statistics.

What are Movember’s targets by 2030?
  • Reduce the amount of men that pass away from testicular cancer by 50%.
  • Reduce the amount of men that pass away from prostate cancer by 50%.
  • Reduce the rate of male suicide by 25%.

You can help these numbers become a reality by signing up to Movember this month. Although naturally associated with men growing moustaches, there are a number of ways men and women can get involved to raise money this month;

  • Grow a Mo

That’s right, the little furry friend above your lip can make a huge difference. The reasoning behind growing a moustache is to kick-start conversations regarding men’s health. A light-hearted entry to a very serious discussion.

  • ‘Move for Movember’ by walking or running a minimum of 60km during the month. 

That’s 60 kilometres for the incredibly sad statistic that 60 men take their own life each minute. Although 60km may sound daunting a daunting task, if managed in bite-size chunks over the course of the month it is certainly achievable.

  • Host a Mo-ment

By gathering friends or family. Host in the work place, a sporting event, the community, school or university – the choice is yours! A simple and fun way to engage more people to talk about men’s health.

Where will your money be spent? 

Via the foundations official site – “Funds raised during Movember go towards supporting innovative world-class men’s health projects in our key focus areas – prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. These projects are funded either directly by the Movember Foundation or through our men’s health partners.” 

Click here to get involved in Movember 2019.