Holt Doctors' men take up the Movember Challenge!
03 November 2014
This November, for the 7th year running, thousands of men across Britain will ditch the razors and grow their moustaches for 30 days to raise awareness of Men’s health issues such as Prostate cancer and Depression. Here at Holt, the men in our office are accepting the challenge to try and raise money for the Movember Foundation - a leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health.
The term Movember originated in Australia when in 2004, a group of 30 men decided to grow their moustaches for 30 days to raise awareness of prostate cancer and depression. From then on it has expanded to include 21 countries and to date has raised over £346 million.
So why is Movember so important?
The sad fact is that Men are often not very good when it comes to looking after their own health. They are hesitant to see a Doctor because of the stigma that surrounds it. Among men, there is a reluctance to openly discuss health matters and to seek out help when they feel physically or mentally unwell.
The idea behind Movember is to change the way that men perceive health issues by putting a fun twist on the issue.
Why should I take part?
• Because suicide is the single most common cause of death in men under 35
• Because over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year - that's more than 100 men a day.
• And finally, because across the globe, a man will die from Prostate cancer every hour. That’s over 10,000 this year alone.
Take a look at some of the statistics released by the Movember foundation:
* statistics taken from uk.movember.com/mens-health
Here at Holt, we know how important it is to stay healthy and see a Doctor if you need one. That’s why we’re proud to be supporting Movember and all the good work it does – so why not join us in our fight and grow a moustache of your own? It’s not too late to register for this year! Visit the Movember foundation to register and donate to this excellent cause: uk.movember.com/get-involved/
And finally meet Gav, Peter, Michael and Jamie – four of our team taking part in Movember. Check back with us in 30 days to hopefully see some impressive moustaches! Send us your own Movember pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to feature in our blog at the end of the month!