STOP MEN DYING TOO YOUNG
Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide.
Together we can make a difference for men’s health – in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event which is housed at Movember.com. The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health”
All you need is:
- Shave that beautiful face of yours ;( than we will a picture on the 1st of November)
- We than track your moustache progress after 2 weeks
That should be easy as pie…right?
HERE ARE OUR TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW, AND DO.
Make man time.
Stay connected. Your friends are important and spending time with them is good for you. Catch up regularly, check in and make time.
70% of men say their friends can rely on them for support, but only 48% say that they rely on their friends. In other words: we’re here for our friends, but worried about asking for help for ourselves. Reaching out is crucial.
Have open conversations.
You don’t need to be an expert and you don’t have to be the sole solution, but being there for someone, listening and giving your time can be life-saving.
TO BE A MAN OF LESS ANXIETY, I HAD TO BE A MAN OF MORE WORDS.
75% of suicides are men.
What can we do?
- ENCOURAGE ACTION.
- CHECK IN.
Your Health Is Important.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in South African men.
Know the facts and take action early.
EARLY DETECTION IS KEY: The difference between early detection and late detection can be life and death.
When detected early, prostate cancer survival rates are better than 98%. Find it late, and those survival rates drop below 26%.
Teens React to Movember/No Shave November
MAKE YOUR MOVE
Put one foot in front of the other to raise funds for men’s health.
Move this Movember by running or walking 60 kilometres over the month. That’s 60 kilometres for the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour, every hour.
You don’t have to be an ultra-athlete, or own the latest kicks. Move is simpler than that.
Hit it fast. Take it slow. Run solo. Join a team. Go outside. Or jump on the treadmill.
Call on friends and family to back you with a donation, and then chip away, your way. You can stop men dying too young.
Choose to Move solo, or in a team.
Accept your 60 kilometers challenge.
That’s 60 kilometres for the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour of every day.