Isn’t it about time we outgrew prostate cancer?
Movember is a largely successful movement, which encourages men to parade their best efforts at a moustache for the month of November. The challenge invites men to make a stand for their health, and encourages friends and family to support the efforts of those involved. Movember is about raising prostate cancer awareness, empowering men, and funding the progression in research.
Similar to the likes of many moustaches come December, prostate cancer needs to disappear for good.
What is Movember?
November is the month dedicated to men’s health. Men from across the globe unite to take down prostate cancer one fuzzy top lip at a time. Movember highlights the brutal force that is prostate cancer. The ruthless killer is the second most common cancer in men, and leaves its survivors with life-changing side effects. While awareness and fundraising efforts are made year-round, the Movember campaign is the major annual event encouraging everyone to become active members in the fight to save lives. Men are encouraged to grow a moustache, share their progress throughout the month, and collect donations from friends, family and the community. Women can contribute to the cause by hosting fundraising events.
Men are known to brush aside their health concerns, and are often reluctant to meet with medical practitioners to assess their health. Movember starts the conversation, breaks down the barriers, and highlights the importance of detecting prostate cancer in its early stages. If detected early, 98% of sufferers will survive beyond 5 years. However, if detected late, only 26% will survive.
The reason for Movember is not just simply to raise awareness. It’s the mission to create an everlasting impact on men’s health, and to save the lives of those faced with death far too young.
Who knew facial hair could be so powerful?
The Movember Foundation has taken the bull by the horns and confronted men’s health like never before. The commitment of men and women through various fundraising efforts, has raised the vital funds that has lead to a serious breakthrough in research. While the efforts of the Movember Foundation have fast tracked prostate cancer research by 50 years, there’s a long road ahead. By 2030, the number of men dying from prostate cancer will be halved. However, to hit this target, the movement needs you.
Play your part
Get involved for this month, and for the future. Find more information on detection, diagnosis and treatments at our Brisbane clinic. If you’re over 50, have concerns and queries, or you have a family history of prostate cancer, contact QProstate to book a consultation today. Make a stand for your health this month.