Movember is about raising awareness and funding to save and improve men’s lives. This is achieved through health programmes focused on education, early detection and putting wrap around support services in place for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.[/lead]
The Veros team have thrown a lot of awareness at the good cause of Movember this month. As well as raising funds on our dedicated Movember page we have 8 (interesting) moustaches and over 200km of running kilometres clocked up in the running challenge.
Lead moustache grower and Senior Project Manager, Dave Ebbett from the Veros Hamilton office says: “Movember is definitely not about looking good. It’s about raising awareness for a very good cause. Many of us have been affected in some way by men’s cancer or mental health issues through those family or friends closest to us. On average men die less than 6 years before women so there is still a lot to be done in this area, so as a team we are doing our little bit.”
The goal is to “change the face of men’s health, aiming to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Using the moustache as the driving symbol of the movement, Movember focuses on the three key areas of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health & suicide prevention. Since inception, the Movember Foundation has raised $837 million and funded over 1,200 projects in more than 20 countries.
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