Posted: December 2018
Boys' Brigade Captain Steve Kemp has raised £923 for growing facial hair in November. It is not clear whether people paid to encourage the growth or for him to stop! Either way, it is a splendid contribution to the Movember Campaign.
The Movember Foundation's aim is to help stop men dying too young. They say that the state of men's health is in crisis. Men experience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier. Prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years. Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50. Three quarters of suicides are men. Poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own life every year. That's one every minute.
The Movember Foundation is uniquely placed to address the crisis at a global level. They are funding ground-breaking projects all over the world, engaging with men where they are, to understand what works best, to help make change happen sooner. Their goals are big, but the impact of doing nothing is bigger. So thank you to Steve and other moustachioed souls who help to raise awareness on these men's health issues.
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