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Men’s Health: November Awareness

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Men’s Health: November Awareness
    written by
    Aminah Keevy

    Image credit: Movember

    Last month, we covered a lot on breast cancer, including mammograms, prosthetics, and Egyptian organisations that support women and families during and after their cancer journey. This month, we’re shining a light on November awareness movements. We’ve all heard about them, but what do campaigns like No-Shave November and Movember aim to accomplish? How do they help people? We’re here to spread some information and give you access to the direct resources so you can decide if you’d like to take part in any awareness campaigns this month!

     

    No-Shave November

    The goal of this month-long campaign of abstinence from shaving (and follicle grooming altogether) is to raise awareness through conversation. The idea is to encourage and embrace hair growth, an ability which many cancer patients lose, and instead to donate the money that would usually go towards grooming. Donations are used to fund education on cancer awareness, cancer research, and supporting those currently living with cancer.

    Find out more about participating and donating on the No-Shave November website.

    Follow them on Instagram.

    Via No-Shave November

    Movember

    This movement focuses on men’s health on a grander scale. While they do put emphasis on raising awareness for prostate and testicular cancer, they also address mental health and suicide prevention. With prostate cancer as the second most-common cancer in men and WHO’s estimate that 510,000 men die from suicide each year, Movember’s goal is to raise awareness specifically for these health crises that often go unrecognised.

    Learn more about fundraising and donating on the Movember website.

    Follow them on Instagram.

    Via Fresh Holistic Health

    Both campaigns aid in progressing awareness, prevention, and treatment of men’s health issues, and both organisations offer fun fundraising opportunities. Keep an eye on their websites and social media for facts and event posts!

    Via Mirror

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