Raising money for our chosen charity is extremely important to us. It’s our goal to raise a total of £100,000 for Movember, a charity whose values and work are very important to us. Before, during and after the row we will be holding events in order to achieve our goal.Donate to Movember
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The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. The ambition underpins everything they do. It is the driving force behind their campaigns, funding strategy, and vision for the future.
Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising £402 million and funding over 1,000 projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
Simply put, men are dying too young. The impact of prostate and testicular cancer on lives is substantial, with prostate
cancer being the second most common cancer in men worldwide and the number of cases expected to almost double to 1.7million cases by 2030.
Gender-based inequality in health has received little national, regional or global acknowledgement or attention from health policy-makers or healthcare providers. This is exactly why the Movember Foundation focuses on men’s health.
This is why Mo Bros and Mo Sistas from across the globe become a united voice every Movember, bringing vital funding and attention to the hidden men’s health crisis.
Whilst studying we all felt the truly devastating effects of cancer; having close friends diagnosed with the disease and losing loved ones.
To help raise funds for cancer focussed charities we participated in numerous fundraising events. The events that raised the most money for these important charities were often those that were seen as a ‘challenge’. Whilst this was ideal for us, we were all very active, we found that it prevented some of our friends from wanting to participate due to their own perceived lack of fitness.
Since graduating and moving into full time employment with growing levels of responsibility we have found that spare time dedicated towards sport has become increasingly rare. The knock on effect of this has been that we too have found ourselves in positions whereby we have turned down ‘challenges’.
As a group we were all acutely aware of The Movember Foundation. The growing of moustache during November has become one of the most globally recognised forms of raising money for charity. The Foundation was originally founded to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer and depression amongst men. What many people do not realise however is that Movember targets four key areas of men’s health; Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Poor Mental Health and Physical Inactivity.