Julie Duane, Legal Counsel at CG Professional.
From 1 November 2019, many of us will see a number of males sporting moustaches in their support of highlighting some of the biggest health issues faced by men such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. For 30 days throughout November men will be spreading awareness and educating men throughout the country as to the importance of looking after themselves.
Reason for the campaign
Evidence has shown that prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for men in the UK. For those who are aged between 25 to 49 years old, testicular cancer is the most common in men. It is also noted that on average approximately 13 men each day take their own life because of suicide in the UK and therefore the purpose of the campaign is intended to help various projects around the world in order to campaign and improve these statistics.
The intention of the campaign is that by 2030 they will reduce the rate of male suicide by approximately 25%. Since the initial campaign in or around 2003, it has now become a global campaign and aims to keep improving the quality of life and well-being of individuals. The intention of the campaign is to help men live happier healthier and longer lives.
The campaign isn’t strictly limited to men, women are also encouraged to sign up and commit to supporting the campaign. Since its foundation, the charity has raised over £400 million for mental health issues most of which have been invested in research in improving the well-being moving forward. So, I guess the only question now is whether you will be taking steps to support Movember in November?
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