It’s that time of the year again- Movember is back.
What’s Movember? It’s an annual campaign that takes place in November to raise awareness and funds for men’s health.
It’s held by the Movember Foundation, a global organization that focuses on men’s health with the ultimate goal of reducing the number of men dying prematurely.
The campaign aims at generating a conversation about men’s health and raising funds for the Foundation’s projects that address three of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
The Movember Foundation is committed to helping men living healthier, longer. To do so they need our help.
Here’s how to get involved.
Grow. Men can grow a moustaches through the month to raise funds and inspire conversations about men’s health.
Move. Men and women are invited to being physically active. Walk, run, cycle, swim. Set a goal and challenge yourself, friends, family. Do something good for you and men’s health while having fun and raising funds.
Host an event. Campus, workplace, sport club, community center, home. Gather your friends, colleagues, family, neighbors. Throw a party, have dinner together, organize a sport tournament, anything that can help to generate a conversation and donations for men’s health while having a good time.
One more thing I suggest to do is talking to your husband, boyfriend, brother, father, friend about the importance of screening and regular health checkups and inviting them to see a doctor. For several reasons, men tend to neglect aches and pains, minimize symptoms and are reluctant to talk to doctors. However, prevention is the key to a healthier life.
So, have a conversation with men about the importance of discussing health issues and getting screened, and encourage them to visit a physician. Avoid nagging; just be loving and supportive.
Click here to learn more about the Foundation, the Movember campaign, the work they fund and other ways to get involved.
Let’s help them stop men dying too young!!