Movember: How your beard can save a life - CG – CLUB of GENTS

Men’s health is in a critical state. Across the world, men die 6 years earlier than women. These earlier deaths are frequently caused by prostate and testicular cancer as well as depression. Prostate cancer is the second most frequent form of cancer found world-wide and the number of cases is set to rise to 1.7 million by 2030. The World Health Organisation also estimated that 510,000 men commit suicide each year. That is one per minute.

The Movember Foundation has set itself the task of doing something to help change this and is collecting donations for research into these forms of illness.

 

Why Movember?

The word Movember is made up of the English words Moustache and November and essentially refers to the donation campaign which has been launched. As a part of this, men grow moustaches (Mo) annually in November in order to collect donations which go towards research into health problems in men - an approach which has been very successful. Since 2004, men and women have jointly raised approx. €500 million which has then benefited research activities.

Taking part and the roles of the beard

Anyone wanting to take part in collecting donations can register on the Movember website and then start their action, clean shaven, on 1 November. The men then allow a moustache to grow up to the end of November and collect donations from their friends and acquaintances within this period. Moustaches play an important role in this. As most of those taking part do not usually have a moustache, experience has shown that they are repeatedly asked about this and can take advantage of such enquiries to refer to their taking part in Movember, making it easier to collect donations.

Which type of beard do you wear?

What are you waiting for?

We will be active this year as well and will be keen to see what we can achieve together!

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