This month sees the return of Movember, where the ‘Mo Bros’ grow a moustache, and are hopefully showered with donations, in order to raise awareness of men’s health.
The Movember Foundation aims to change the poor state of men’s health by putting a fun twist on it. Many men lack the confidence to talk about such delicate matters, and by ignoring health issues let them take a grip. There is a wealth of information to be found on the Movember Foundation website: http://uk.movember.com
Last year, there was a noticeable rise in the number of moustached men at RGU and hopefully many will follow suit this year. Ian Webster, Accomodation and Catering Manager, and member of the Healthy University Steering Group, is one who will be supporting the cause. Ian says “I believe that Movember is a good cause because they are working tirelessly every day, connecting and funding the best scientific and clinical minds in the world, working towards two urgent goals: fast tracking a time when no man will die from prostate or testicular cancer, and to rid the world of discrimination against men and boys with mental health problems.”
I wonder if any others would like to post their story, and comment with their own ‘progress pictures’? Please add them below with a comment, or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The more awareness (and donations, of course) raised, the better!