11/15/2016

movember


I'm sure most people have heard about Movember by now but, look, I'm here to make a short little reminder. I think the majority of things to do with men, especially health wise, go unnoticed or aren't talked about as much as they should be. And that's nonsense right? Because men are awesome and they deserve just as much notice as anybody else!

So what is Movember anyway? Well, for starters, the Movember Foundation is the only global charity solely focused on men's health. They raise funds that deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programs to enable men to live happier, healthier and longer lives.

Awareness and fundraising activities are run year-round by the Foundation. The annual Movember campaign is in November {hello!} which is globally recognised for its fun, disruptive approach to fundraising and getting men to take action for their health. Since Movember started in Melbourne in 2003, millions have joined the movement and they've raised $770 million and have funded more than 1,200 projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide prevention.

Look, to be honest, I didn't know all that before getting involved this year. I knew there was the facial hair aspect to it all and not much else. Shame on me, I know, because the Movember Foundation is doing wonderful things and we can all help. Yep, not just the men. Ladies need to be getting involved too and that's kind of why you're reading about this today.

So, let's all get together and stop men dying too young. Take action by taking the Move challenge -- do something good for men's health whilst doing something good for your own. Join the fight for men's health at Movember.com and get your friends, family or workplace on board. Spread the word, start a conversation and raise money that is vital for men's health programs. Have fun and do good.

Now, I know, that November has already started but it doesn't matter! Any time to start is great. Sign up and set yourself a Move challenge -- from the big {running a marathon}, to the brave {learning how to surf} or to the mildly outrageous {working out in costume}. Move is all about pushing yourself to reach your personal best.

So, Husband, B & I {perhaps the dogs too} will all be doing our part for men's health and I strongly urge you all to do the same too. Look, I know that we all have our charities we support and I know how sucky it is to feel guilted into supporting another along with all our regular monthly donations but I think this is way too important to ignore. 

But, look, enough rambling from me -- go check out Movember for more information {like did you know, on average, 5 men take their own life each day?}, get moving, raise money and donate!

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