Sunday, November 6, 2016
How much do you know about the Movember movement? Most assume that it simply refers to the time November hits and men begin to grow moustaches for charity. Here we took a look into what the Movember Foundation is, how it is making a difference, and how you can join in this month.
What does the Movember Foundation do?
The Movember Foundation focus on bringing attention to health issues that men face everyday, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Their aim is to shed light on health issues that are otherwise not talked about.
How are they helping?
The goal of the Foundation is to address men's health issues in order to break the silence.
The Movember Foundation is achieving this through funding ground-breaking programmes, not only in the UK, but all over the world. With more people talking, and more men engaging with the issues faced, they believe that change can happen even sooner. Their overall goal is to reduce men dying prematurely by 25%, by 2030.
How can you get involved?
Whether you're a Mo Bro or a Mo Sista, there are plenty of things you can do to get involved this Movember!
1. Grow your Mo - For the entire month of November you can grow your moustache to raise awareness and much needed funds for men's health. Simply sign-up on the Movember Foundation website, grow your moustache for the month, and shout about it to raise money!
2. Take the Move challenge - If you don't want to commit to growing and grooming a moustache for the whole month, you can take part in the 'Move challenge'. You can 'Move' in any way you want, so whether you want to run a 5k or cycle 10k, it's completely up to you. Simply sign-up, track your progress and raise awareness to raise funds.
3. Host a Movember event - If you want to have a good time and raise money for men's health issues, hosting an event is a great way to do it. Simply head to the Movember website to sign-up and then focus on choosing your event. Dinner parties, sport tournaments, fancy dress parties are all ways you can get involved.
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