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Article by Sarah Hamilton-Walker | 4th November 2018

Changing the Face of Men's Health

For all the dads, brothers, sons, uncles and mates in your life, help stop too many men dying prematurely this Movember.

From humble beginnings back in 2003 the Movember movement has grown to be a truly global one, inspiring support from more than five million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas.

The Movember Foundation is the leading global charity addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men and committed to changing the face of men’s health. It is independent of government funding, so can challenge the status quo and invest quicker in what works.

Since 2003, the Movember Foundation has funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world and by 2030 it hopes to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%.

The biggest health issues faced today by men are: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. And the facts and figures make frightening reading.

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the UK, with one man dying from the disease every 45 minutes.
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 25-49. In most cases, the outcome for men with the disease is positive, but a 95% chance of survival is no comfort to the one man in 20 who won’t make it.
• Here in the UK, on average, 13 men each day take their life by suicide, while globally, on average, we lose a man to suicide every minute of every day.

Grow a Mo, save a Bro!

This Movember, get the man – or men! – in your life to grow a moustache to show his support for men’s health and those dads, brothers, uncles, sons and mates who could be facing a health crisis and not talking about it.

For 30 days in the month formerly known as November, champion the Mo and raise funds for men’s health. Grow a Mo, host an event or commit to walking or running 60 kilometres over the month. That’s 60k for the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour.

• For more information, visit uk.movember.com

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