This year I am taking part in my first Movember and growing myself a tache!
I have decided to do my bit for a man’s charity, and this is perfect as it focuses solely on Men’s Health, Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer & Mental Health.
I would love for you to take a look at my MoSpace here… http://uk.movember.com/mospace/6529529 where you can sponsor me!
Even better, you can join my Movember Team – The Mo Folkers here…http://uk.movember.com/team/966621 and help me raise awareness & Cash!
I will be taking as many pictures as possible of the ‘tache’ throughout Movember and uploading them to my MoSpace so keep checking back for an update!
Movember aims to change the face of men’s health and reverse this way of thinking by putting a fun twist on this serious issue. Using the moustache as a catalyst, we want to bring about change and give men the opportunity and confidence to learn and talk about their health more openly and take action.
Using scary stats to motivate people is not how we roll at Movember, but the facts below are too startling to ignore…
- Men have a 14% higher risk of developing cancer than women and a 37% higher risk of dying from it
- Around 2,300 men in the UK were diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2010
- More than 100 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every day in the UK
- 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year
- Suicide is the single most common cause of death in men under 35
- 25% of men in the UK were categorised as obese in 2011 compared to 13% of men in 1993
- Since 1996 the number of people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes has increased from 1.4 million to 2.9 million
- In England more men than women have been diagnosed with diabetes. 6.3% of men reported that they had diabetes and 5.3 % of women
- Smoking causes around 87% of lung cancer deaths in men in the UK compared to 83% in women
- A study published in December 2011 estimated that smoking causes nearly a fifth of all cancer cases in the UK
- Men are twice as likely as women to abuse or become dependent on alcohol
- A quarter of deaths of men under 34 can be attributed to alcohol
- 6% of men in the UK are “at risk” drinkers – someone who drinks more than 51 units a week