I know I'm pretty much jumping on the last bandwagon to town but I thought I'd give my little space on the Internet a chance to throw some promotion out there to anyone taking part in the Movember challenge.
The Movember challenge was conceived by two mates Travis Garone and Luke Slattery back in 2003. The aim was to bring back a trend in fashion that had seemed to have disappeared from the upper lips of every man (and woman) out there in the world. They got 30 'mo bros' and the aim was simply to grow their moustaches (if any) out for the whole month of Movember.
Well they definitely succeeded but back then, the challenge was merely for the banter and for the odd few looking like the Lonely Island guys in their music video 'The Creep'...
However, after being inspired by the conversation their challenge had created, the boys took it upon themselves to turn it in a money-maker and by raising money for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, the donations soon began rolling in and this year it hit £443 million. That's pretty good work there guys, well done!
Since then, a lot of crazes like the Ice Bucket Challenge have enabled charities to find a new way of reaching donors on a mass scale.
Prostate cancer amongst men is serious stuff...
- 10,500 men die a year in the UK from prostate cancer, with rates predicted to double in the next 15 years.
- Three quarters of suicides are men, that's 13 men a day in the UK.
- Men experience worse longer-term health then women and die on average four years earlier for largely preventable reasons.
- Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50 as being the most common cancer in men aged between 25-29 years.
It's so important that young men take the time to get regular check-ups and to not ignore any warning signs. Movember is a fantastic cause that will hopefully one day end the fight with this deadly disease.
Make sure you support anyone who's taking part in Movember this year and if you're looking for someone to sponsor, then make sure you check out my friend's below!
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