Changing the face of men’s health this Movember

Close-up of the face of a young man with a handle bar moustache.Men are facing a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. They are dying too young, before their time. Men die on average six years younger than women and for reasons that are largely preventable.

  • Suicide is the leading cause of death for Kiwi men aged 25 to 35 years old. 3 out of 4 suicides in New Zealand are men.
  • Prostate cancer is the number 1 most commonly diagnosed cancer in New Zealand men. More than 13,500 men are living with or beyond prostate cancer in this country.
  • Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young Kiwi men. Nearly 800 Kiwi men are living with this disease.

Our sons, fathers, partners, brothers and friends are affected and we can’t afford to stay silent.

Movember is about bringing back the moustache (Mo), having fun and doing good to change the face of men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

  • Mo Bros take action by changing their appearance through the growth of a new moustache for the 30 days of Movember, and in doing so become walking, talking billboards for men’s health.
  • You can also challenge yourself to move for men’s health. Commit to running or walking 60km over the month at your own pace. That’s 1km for each man we lose to suicide each hour across the world.
  • Host a Mo-ment get-together to raise funds for men’s health. This is a great way for community groups, sports clubs, workplaces or education providers to support Movember.
  • Mo your own way for a day, several weeks or across the year – whether it’s a gruelling test of physical endurance or a not-so-sweaty pledge to kick a bad habit.

Women can sign up and commit to supporting the men in their lives while helping to promote men’s health at home, in the workplace and within their community.

Remember Don’t Mo Alone! There is strength in numbers, so recruit your workplace, your friends and your community to join the hairy or movement journey by creating or joining a Movember team.

Published on Monday, October 19th, 2020, under Events
Page last updated: 21/10/2020

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