Changing the status quo to get men talking this Movember
It’s time to take action against the health issues men are facing this November, whether you’re hosting a fundraiser, taking part in a sponsored sporting event, or of course growing a moustache!
November is a month dedicated to spreading awareness for men’s illness. Globally, men are facing a health crisis that isn’t being discussed, from prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention… men are not talking about their health issues enough.
The Movember Foundation was set up in 2004 to encourage men to be more forthcoming about illness, and they are now the leading charity in changing the face of men’s health. Over the last 15 years, the Movember Foundation have funded over 1200 men’s health projects, and by 2030 they will reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%.
How you can get involved:
Grow your mo
Across the country and the world, thousands of men will grow their moustache in solidarity and support of the charity, all while starting a conversation and raising crucial funds for the foundation. You can sign up to Movember here https://uk.movember.com/get-involved/moustaches, and start collecting sponsorship throughout the month.
Get your legs moving
If you don’t fancy growing your facial hair, you can also get involved by running or walking 60 kilometres this month for the 60 men who are lost to suicide each day. Show your support by joining a running club, getting together with friends, or going solo this month. Not only will it benefit you, but the money raised will also go towards supporting men’s health.
Host a Mo-ment
Movember is all about coming together to support each other and talk more openly about our health, so what better than to host an event in aid of the Movember Foundation? Host a community bake sale (you can even add fun moustache toppers to you cakes!), get your colleagues and classmates involved and have everyone donate in exchange for a communal lunch or social outing, or have a moustache leader board throughout the month, and have everyone donate a small amount to vote for the best moustache in the office.