Movember prostate cancer campaign has biggest year yet.
The Movember prostate cancer campaign in November was a stunning success.The people of the United Kingdom have got behind Movember for its biggest year yet with over 360,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas pledging to change the face of men’s health across the UK with everyone reaching for the razors over the weekend and saying goodbye to their Mo until next year.
Significant support has been seen from across the country with sports teams, local and national businesses, teachers and community groups all getting involved in Movember by either growing Mos or supporting those who have cultivated a furry upper lip all month.
Movember Country Manager Sarah Coghlan says, ‘Support from communities across the United Kingdom has played an invaluable part in creating a movement for better men’s health across the country. It makes a difference for Mo Bros to see other Mos and give them the nod of support. ‘
As Movember comes to a close the campaign looks to see its biggest fundraising week of the year- adding to the £13.9 million that has already been raised in the UK in 2012.
Funds raised in the UK support men’s health initiatives funded by Movember itself and their men’s health partners Prostate Cancer UK and The institute of Cancer Research.
Movember– the month formerly known as November, is when brave and selfless men around the world grow a moustache, with the support of the women in their lives, to raise awareness and funds for men’s health – specifically prostate and testicular cancer.
· Movember is about real men growing real moustaches and talking about real issues
· The Moustache is a ribbon for men’s health
· Movember is about changing the face of men’s health, one moustache at a time
· There are over 357,000 people supporting the 2012 campaign in the UK
· In 2011 over 254,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas raised over £22 million in the UK
· Globally almost £50 Million has already been raised in 2012
· Movember is now a truly global movement with campaigns in 21 countries in 2012
Key Health Messages UK
· 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK – one every 15 minutes
· More than 10,000 men will die of the disease this year in the UK
· African Caribbean men are three times more likely to develop prostate cancer
· 2.5 times more likely to develop prostate cancer if your father or brother had it
· Prostate cancer in men are comparable to the rates of breast cancer in women
· 2,209 men in the UK were diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2009
· 47% of testicular cancer cases occur under 35 years and 90% occur under 55 years
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