MOVEMBER 2016 – Counting Down


The hairiest month of the year is only days away now, so it is time to get yourself signed up and to grow for good. Sign up now at nz.movember.com!

This year will be my 11th year of growing for Movember, and I am still going to be growing strong. It is crucial that we as men, stand up and speak about the issues that affect millions of men around the world, whether it be Prostate and Testicular Cancer, Mental Health and Suicide. We need to talk about these issues, so that then we can make a difference.

“STOP MEN DYING TOO YOUNG”

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Its a straight forward and simple message that Movember is promoting during the campaign in 2016, and it is more relevant than ever, and when you see the stats around the men’s health issues Movember focus on, you see why the movement is so important!

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, and rates are on the rise. By 2030 there’ll be 1.7 million men living with prostate cancer. It’s already killing hundreds of thousands of men each year, and those who survive face serious side effects.

Globally, the rate of suicide is alarmingly high, particularly in men. Around the world, on average we lose a man to suicide every minute of every day. Three out of four suicides are men. Too many are toughing it out and struggling alone.

We as men, and the women in our lives need to take action to reduce these risks for men, and help Movember achieve these goals!

See the change you can make to your face to just 30 days of action!


 

MOVEMBER’S GOAL: By 2030, we’ll reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%.

 

The Foundation funds game-changing men’s health projects. Millions have joined the movement, raising $710 million USD to help us fund over 1,200 projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

 

In addition, our Awareness and Education program is encouraging men to become more aware of their health, to talk about the big stuff in life, and take action when health issues arise.

 

Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. We can’t afford to stay silent. We have one goal: to stop men dying too young.

 

 

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