Posted: November 2016
Why would a seemingly intelligent chap like Boys' Brigade Captain Steve Kemp risk ridicule by attempting to grow a moustache this November? It is, of course, because he wants to join the millions of people worldwide who are drawing attention to men's health issues, which The Movember Foundation believes is in crisis. They say, "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. Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing this health crisis and it's not being talked about. We can't afford to stay silent."
The Movember Foundation have big ambitions. By funding global programmes on men's health their aim is to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25% by 2030. If you would like to help, you can sponsor Steve Kemp's attempts to grow his 'Mexican bandit' look by clicking here. For the Movember website, click here.
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