MOVEMBER: Changing the Face of Men’s Health!

Movember

The annual event to raise awareness (and funds) for the heath issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and suicide that are plaguing men and males-assigned-at-birth. Come join the world-wide movement for men, by men.

Movember

Why a moustache?

In 2003, four men in Melbourne, Australia convinced 26 of their friends to grow a moustache for 30 days to raise awareness for prostate cancer and depression. The movement quickly spread to South Africa, Europe, and the United States. To date the Movember Foundation has raised $174 Million world-wide.

Our MO-Bros and MO-Sisters are an amazing community who are striving to make a difference in men’s health. There are 4 different ways that you can help raise awareness and donations for charity.

How can I participate?

Make a Mo-ve

Run or walk 60 miles during November. One mile for every man lost to suicide each hour.

Enjoy a Mo-ment

Get a group of friends together to raise the roof, as well as donations.

Mo Your Own Way

Whether it be a wild adventure or an epic garage sale. You can choose your way to help.

Men’s Suicide Awareness

80% Nearly 80% of suicides in the U.S. are men

1 in 8 Men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Most often in men over the age of 70

33 The average age of diagnosis for testicular cancer. Although, this cancer can affect males of any age, from infants to elderly.

Signs and Symptoms of Prostate and Testicular Cancer

Early detection through screenings before symptoms appear is ideal when it comes to treating cancer. However, it is still important to recognize signs and symptoms to prompt action and prevent delay in treatment.

Prostate Cancer:

Prostate cancer may be detected early, before symptoms appear, with screenings such as a blood test or exam. It is recommended screenings begin around 40-50 years old, depending on risk. Learn more about prostate cancer screening here.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Increased need to urinate more often
  • Weak or interrupted urinary flow
  • Blood in urine or semen
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Pain in the back, hips, or pelvis that does not go away

Testicular Cancer:

Testicular cancer can often be found at an early stage through a self-exam. Some men may not have symptoms until the cancer spreads to other areas in the body. Learn how to perform a self exam and sign up for monthly text reminders from the Testicular Cancer Society by texting selfexam to 22999.*

Signs & Symptoms

  • Lump or enlargement in either testicle
  • Feeling of heaviness in scrotum
  • Dull ache in the abdomen or groin
  • Pain or discomfort in the testicle
  • Back pain

PLEASE NOTE: All these symptoms can be signs of other conditions and do not specifically indicate cancer. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, speak with your health care provider.

Choose How You Raise Awareness!

The Movember Foundation is just one of many charities that work to raise awareness about men’s health. Our brothers, fathers, uncles, cousins, and best friends are fighting for their lives, so we can no longer afford to remain silent. Find the charity that best aligns with your beliefs and personal experiences, or even start your own. It does not matter how you choose to combat the issue of men’s health, all that matters is that you join the fight.

We wish the best to you, and your Mo!

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*For monthly text reminders, standard messaging rates may apply. Your cell number is only used for the monthly reminders and you can opt out anytime. Testicular Cancer Society is a nonprofit organization and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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