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…
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.
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.
Men’s health is in crisis, let make a difference before it’s too late.
- 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.
Because you never know, that conversation alone, might just save a life.