This month it’s Movember, an opportunity for men to ditch their razors and grow a moustache to raise money and awareness about men’s health. The funds raised each year go towards programmes targeted at prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
In New Zealand, 75% of suicides are men.
If you don’t want to grow a mo – or you can’t – you can support men’s health by getting involved in Move for Movember. That means get active, set physical goals and do something good for yourself while supporting the work of the Movember Foundation.
If you need more convincing to get involved, check out some facts and figures about Kiwi men’s health:
The number of men who die each year in New Zealand from prostate cancer.
A person’s survival rate beyond five years if prostate cancer is detected early.
1 in 13
About the number of men who’ll develop prostate cancer before age 75.
The age group in which testicular cancer is the most common cancer affecting men.
Since 2003 Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men.