With 1 out of 8 men currently suffering from prostate cancer in Canada, it should come as no surprise to learn that it’s the most common cancer in Canadian men. With the incidence of prostate cancer set to double in as little as 15 years, now has never been a more crucial time for men to band together and grow their mo’s for the love of their bros.
This November marked the 10th anniversary of the Movember Foundation in support of men’s health. And while the push to generate awareness of prostate cancer was at the foundation of the charity’s core, the past decade has seen their focus expand to become an overarching umbrella for all of men’s health — and here’s why:
- In Canada 3 out of 4 suicides are men, and each day 8 Canadian men die by suicide.
- Globally, more than 500,000 men take their own life every year. That’s one every minute.
- Testicular cancer rates have doubled in the last 50 years.
Although November has come to an end, there are ways to participate all year round:
1. Shop and rock the Mo Collection!
The Movember Foundation created a ton of amazing accessories and clothing items that you can shop. The proceeds of the sales go to help power the Movember foundation in continuing to do amazing things, all while getting those who wear it to look sharp and help raise awareness. Additionally, the Movember Foundation has partnered with a few brands to create special gear for Movember.
To shop the Movember Collection visit: https://ca.shop.movember.com
To shop Movember partnership collaborations visit: https://ca.movember.com/merchandise
2. Donate and help raise funds with your own Mo Bro account.
You can either donate directly to the Movember Foundation; in a one time payment or monthly,you can also choose to support a person or team that is already raising funds, or you can also start raising funds yourself with your very own Mo Bro account!
For information on how you can donate and raise funds, be sure to visit: ca.movember.com/donate
3. Get Social!
Whether you rocked a Mo this Movember or not, you can always continue to build awareness and share your images and share resource links from Movember.com. Get vocal and social! Share your images, personal stories and how you participated in the movement by following & tagging @Movember on instagram + don’t forget to use the hashtag #Movember and #IAmTheDifference.
I want to give a special thank you to both the Movember Foundation and Philips for providing myself with so much amazing information on the foundation!