We all have a male loved one in our families, month of Movember (November) is known as men’s health awareness month internationally.
Here’s some more info about Movember if you are not aware;
The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising R5.7 billion and funding over 1,000 programmes focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.
We invest strategically in four key focus areas to have an everlasting impact on men’s health. We work year-round with our global men’s health partners and academic and clinical institutions to ensure our programmes accelerate improvements to some of the biggest health issues faced by men. In particular, we focus on: Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in South African men. Our prostate cancer funding strategy Testicular Cancer Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men aged 15 – 39. Our testicular cancer funding strategy Poor Mental Health Globally, a man dies every minute from suicide. Our mental health funding strategy Physical Inactivity The fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. Our physical inactivity funding strategy We report on every initiative we fund so you can see the effect your donations are having. Thanks to the support of Mo Bros, Mo Sistas and donors we’ve funded more than 1,000 projects to improve men’s health. These initiatives are as diverse as they are vital, spanning everything from local health programmes to groundbreaking international collaborative research. The work we fund From 30 moustaches to 5 million, we couldn’t have done it without you.
From humble beginnings back in 2003 the Movember movement has grown to be a truly global one, inspiring support from over 5 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas. The Movember Foundation wouldn’t be where it is without the enthusiasm of all of those men and women around the globe. We’re committed to keeping things fresh, keeping the community informed, and always being transparent and accountable in our practices. Our Financials Our Story Our Vision To have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.
I thought of this post not because we are affected directly but of that brother, husband, nephew or son at home who know nothing about this and especially because men tend to be discreet concerning the health issues and put up a strong even when it’s not necessary. By showing support we give them that platform to express themselves without getting shy about health issues more especially because most men think most issues are tackled only when a woman is concerned.
I support Movember because I’ve seen my husband grow his mustache every time in November and since he’s a member of Round Table which is a men’s organization mainly focused on charity, giving back to the community. They also take part in Bandana day (Sunflower foundation): In 2013, the 160 Tables, comprising of 1250 members located throughout South Africa and Namibia, got behind National Bandana Day and sold 46 450 bandanas, which equated to a record-breaking donation of over R1.1-million raised in less than two months. National Bandana Day has been a committed project of the organisation for the past 11 years and many of the Tablers have personally listed themselves on the bone marrow registry, with some having donated bone marrow to save a life when a match was found. Not only does it benefit men it also benefits us as women (Regarded as Legs: Tabler partner/wife) we get to meet other women during events and travel too whereby at times there will be entertainment programs for kids and both for women, yet again men are urged to join this organization. They travel all over the world and host each other. Kindly google Round Table for more info since my main point was Movember.
Kindly read about Movember also in Cosmopolitan magazine November issue and be a Mo Sister!
Having written this post would like to challenge Beauties to show their support towards Movember by taking a pic of their fake Mo and post it. It could be fun you can be creative about it.
Beauties who care about Men’s health issues!
I care do you?