Thursday, November 15, 2007

It is Movember

This Movember, support November charity event. I first heard about this from a colleague who's growing a Mo this month. It is a very cool charity slash awareness campaign targeted to men. This encompasses men of all ages, of different backgrounds to participate in this month long shared activity. I've seen people on the streets strut their Mo's as well as newscaster/host on the telly. Such a fun way to raise awareness, if you ask me.

Which ever way we look at it, men are far less healthy than women. The average life expectancy for men is five years less than for women.

The obvious question is why?
The answer is because men lack awareness about the very real health issues they face, have a "she'll be right" attitude and are reluctant to see a doctor about an illness or to go for regular medical checks.

The aim of Movember is to change these attitudes, make male health fun by putting the Mo back on the face of fashion and in the process raise some serious funds for key male health issues, including:
Prostate Cancer: because every year in Australia 2,900 men die of prostate cancer - equivalent to the number of women who die from breast cancer annually. [ Find out more ].
Male Depression: because one in six men experience depression at any given time but most don't seek help.

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