From the official UK Movember website:
Through increased education and awareness, the Movember Foundation aims to work with its UK beneficiary partner to better enable men to identify issues, seek effective treatments and look out for one another for years to come. By putting a fun twist on a serious issue and by using the moustache as a catalyst we want to bring about change and give men the opportunity and confidence to talk about their health.
The Movember Foundation is interested in raising awareness around all men’s health issues but in the UK we specifically focus on prostate cancer.
– We want everyone to know that all men aged over 50 and those over 40 with a family history of prostate cancer are at risk and should be tested annually
– We want every man who is dealing with depression to know it is a disease for which they can and should seek help
– We want men to know that they shouldn’t wait until they are sick to see a doctor. An annual general health check-up will be the best change for catching things early and preventing complications and side effects.
We’re hoping to get a local hairdressers involved to do the mandatory pre-November shave (we’re a fairly beardy lot, so this should be fun in itself) at the store/very nearby and will be updating with pictures of our growing efforts, etc. There’s already been talk of cavalry and Dali-style moustaches.
So, if you want to help us out please, please, please do so by donating over here: http://uk.movember.com/mospace/542066/ or by pledging some money to us in person. The team page is looking a bit sparse at the minute, and the other guys haven’t done their profiles yet so it looks like it’s just me – but that will all change soon! Thanks in advance guys x