November is just around the corner, and you may have heard of Movember. The purpose of this annual event is to raise awareness around men’s health.
Men’s health is in crisis. Men are dying on average 6 years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons. By 2030, the Movember Foundation aims to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%.
Unchecked, prostate cancer rates will double over the next 15 years. Globally, testicular cancer is the most common cancer among men aged 15-39 years of age. And across the world, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day, with males accounting for 75% of all suicides.
The Movember Foundation aims to address the crisis around men’s health––specifically, that men are dying too young from diseases such as testicular and prostate cancer, and also mental health conditions that can lead to suicide. Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men.
Movember is uniquely placed to address this crisis on a global scale. Movember funds groundbreaking projects all over the world, engaging men where they are to understand what works best and accelerate change.
In order to mobilize around men’s health, Movember asks people who can grow mustaches to do it up big. Those mustaches raise awareness and money for Movember’s projects that bring attention to men’s health issues and organizations that promote it.
At Eloquest Healthcare, we put an emphasis on giving back to the community. It is something that we do as an organized team and we encourage our employees to do as individuals in their communities. As part of our corporate giving initiative, this month we are fund raising in support of Movember Foundation and their dedication prioritize funding for the three biggest health issues facing men: mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. Join us and donate today!
Whether you Grow a moustache, take on the Move challenge, get your friends together for a virtual event or create your own challenge (aptly named Mo Your Own Way), there are more ways than ever to have fun and stay connected while raising much-needed funds for men’s health. How will you Mo this Movember?