MOVEMBER for Girls. Yes. Girls.

Before you think I have gone super crazy by suggesting you grow a Mo’ 😉 read on beauties, there is more to MOVEMBER than you might think…

Movember for Girls. Yes Girls

This post is dedicated to the men in your life.

Sons, husbands, brothers and friends.

The men that mean the world to you.

That touch your lives on a daily basis.

That you care about.

That you can’t live without.

There are so many reasons why raising health issues for men is super important.

Men truly struggle to discuss any medical fears or worries and often leave it too late before seeking medical attention.

We need to change that.

We need to start conversations.

We need to lead the way.

Why?

Because it saves lives.

The men in our lives, do not need to die young.

I’m so happy to give this worthwhile cause a HUGE shout-out and would be delighted to have you on board to strike up this important subject with the men that bring the most joy to your life.

How can YOU support MOVEMBER?

Let’s face it, we hear so much about women supporting women (we are so good at that, big pat on the back girls) – but the men in our lives can get left behind on the self awareness stakes.

MOVEMBER has traditionally been dedicated to men but how great that we as wives, mothers, daughters, sisters and girlfriends can now join in and have some fun whilst putting men’s health front and centre in everyone’s minds.

The first four letters in MOVEMBER are M O V E and that exactly how we as women, can join in the fight to save our men’s lives.

M O V E:

WHAT:  Get active for Men’s Health.

WHY:     Raise much-needed funds for men’s health, whilst doing something good for YOU.

WHEN: Anytime, anywhere during the month of MOVEMBER.

HOW:    Sign up at MOVEMBER . COM and set yourself a challenge.

  • Pledge to run a marathon.
  • Get a bunch of friends together and plan a huge hike/walk.
  • Learn to surf.
  • Commit to attending your gym 5 days a week for the month.
  • Workout in a costume/wear a Mo’
  • Get your health club involved.

MOVE is all about pushing yourself out of your comfort zone to achieve your personal best. By joining in MOVEMBER you’ll not only be raising awareness you will also be raising much-needed funds for men’s health.

Ask your friends, family and work colleagues to support your MOVE challenge.

MOVEMBER for Girls. Yes, Girls.

Men’s health is in crisis, let make a difference before it’s too late.

In Australia:

  • On average OUR men die four years younger than women
  • Suicide is the leading cause of death for men aged 15-44 – this statistic blows my mind!
  • On average 5 men a day take their own lives.
  • Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men.
  • 3300 men will die from prostrate cancer in 2016
  • Testicular cancer is the second most common cancer, behind skin cancers in young men aged 18-39 years.
  • The average age of a man diagnosed with testicular cancer is 36.

These statistics are real.

Cancer and suicide are also real.

My Dad has survived prostate cancer. It was just luck that found this dreadful disease quick enough.

Because my Dad is ‘old school’ he believes men are the strong ones. He never wanted to discuss any concerns with the women in his life.

Thank goodness he raised strong women.

We could read the signs that something wasn’t quite right.

Maybe he was extra snappy or extra quiet – I just can’t remember. All I know is that he wasn’t himself. Inside he was troubled.

So we persevered.

Yes. Women are more likely to seek medical help fast, when symptoms first show their ugly face.

Let’s show our men the way to go.

If you would like to donate to MOVEMBER its super easy:

Follow this link: DONATE

From there you can make a donation to the MOVEMBER foundation or directly to a team.

Can you do just one small thing for me today? Can you raise the self-awareness conversation with the men in your life? Talk to them, persevere if you have any concerns that something is not quite right.

Thank you.

Because you never know, that conversation alone, might just save a life.

 

 

 

 

Bev,

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  • I wish more men would MOVE and not MO this Movember! It a great cause. Just so unsightly!

    • I’m with you on the Mo’ – I’m not a lover of facial hair at all! Movember are really adapting their strategy with the MOVE campaign – so good to have women on board! xxx

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    Great post Bev, so true men like to think they are ok all the time! I know I have discussed the prostrate levels with my Dad recently and urged him yo get more tests,thankfully he is fine and did what he was told and I keep hounding my husband when he is due for his blood test Xx

    • You are just what the men in your life need Lisa! Well done for making sure they address any issues or concerns before they turn to anything more severe.
      I was blown away by the suicide statistics – it stopped me in my tracks. You’re so right men do like to put on a tough front when (if you know them well) you can see they are hiding something! xxx

  • Jacqueline Mitrovits

    Great post Bev!!! Its so true men don’t discuss issues that are important but that needs to change. I donate to Movember every year as my husband & colleagues always grow some form of facial hair … they all look hilarious but realise they are supporting an important & very worthwhile cause.

    • Jacqueline I love that your husband and his work colleagues support Movember every year. We all need to take responsibility and encourage the men in our lives to open up and share their health concerns – men die too young. Jonny did the whole Movember thing two years ago but his skin broke out into a nasty rash where the Mo’ was – now he just donates rather than participates! xxx