During November, we often see the males around us growing a moustache – now this isn’t a way to keep warm because it is getting colder! It's to raise awareness and to fundraise for Movember.
Men are dying on average 5 years earlier than women, and often for preventable reasons. Did you know:
- Around 10.8 million men globally are facing life with a prostate cancer diagnosis
- Testicular cancer is the most common cancer among young men
- Across the world, 1 man dies by suicide every minute of every day
Movember are a leading charity who are addressing these issues head on by funding projects all over the world to change the way in which men in need are treated and supported.
How can you get involved?
If you don’t fancy growing a moustache, you don’t have to! Click the below picture to look at the Movember website where there are a variety of ways to get involved:
They are also promoting ‘Movember Conversations’ with a ‘Reach out with ALEC’ model to help navigate a conversation with the men in your life who might be struggling or having a tough time:
So why not take some time this month to find out more about Movember and check in with a some of the males in your life?
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