Movember, the month formerly known as November, is back and the Movember Foundation is putting the meaning behind the Mo with a series of images featuring well known stars from the world of sport, music, TV and comedy.
Mark Cavendish, Laura Whitmore, Dylan Hartley, Ben Miller, Gok Wan, Mark Foster, Jack Savoretti, The Vaccines and Foxes have all donned an illustrated Mo, each highlighting a reason why the current state of men’s health is in crisis.
Too many men are dying too young; on average four years younger than women. For men this isn’t good news.
The Movember Foundation is encouraging men and women to sign up this Movember and grow a Mo, commit to a Move physical challenge or throw or go to a Movember event to raise funds for men’s health and stop men dying too young.
Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing this health crisis, and without people talking, taking action and giving money, nothing will change.
Owen Sharp, Movember Foundation CEO says: “There is a lot being done, but it’s not happening fast enough to have real impact. The Movember Foundation is uniquely placed to address the crisis at a global level. We want people to know why the Mo is important and why the challenge of growing a moustache is worthwhile.”
The Movember Foundation wants our men alive, well and enjoying life.
With money raised, the Foundation has funded over 1,200 game-changing programmes in prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide prevention around the world, whilst positively challenging the way in which men’s health issues are researched and addressed.
Join the fight at Movember.com and sign up or donate to help stop men dying too young.
This piece was first published on ‘Charity Today’ on October 27, 2016.