Movember is an annual charity event that sees men the world over sporting moustaches, to raise vital awareness and funding for men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer and depression.
Last year in Australia 130,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas raised over AUD $24 million, part of a global total of AUD $72 million. In Australia these funds are committed to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA), beyondblue: the national depression initiative, and the Movember Foundation – for research, educational and support programs.
For further details on Movember-funded programs, or to register as a Mo Bro or Mo Sista, visit www.movember.com.
Facebook MO BEER FUNDRAISER Post your Mo on our Facebook page, and we will donate $1 for every photo uploaded. Beer & Brewer will donate $1000 whether we receive 1000 photos or not. Be sure to include a Beer & Brewer magazine, computer with the webpage
showing, or Ultimate Beer Guide book, in the picture with you and your authentic mo!
Open 12:01am AEST 1 November to 11:59pm AEST 30 November, 2011.
Courtesy of www.movember.com
1. The average life expectancy for men is five years less than women (presently 77 years old compared to 82).
2. One in two men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, compared to one in three women.
3. Four times as many men commit suicide compared with women.
4. Every cigarette you smoke takes eight minutes off your life. Smoking a pack per day for 20 years reduces your life expectancy by 13 years.
5. A man’s life span is affected by genetics (24%) and modifiable risk factors (75%).
6. Men account for 70% of alcohol-related deaths.
7. One-third of men have not seen a doctor in the past year. Ten percent have not seen one for five years.
8. More than two-thirds of Australian men are overweight or obese – increasing their chances of developing many diseases.
9. Seventy-two percent of men admit to binge drinking – which can lead to long term brain, heart and liver damage and increased risk of cancer.
10. Men in bluecollar jobs are two and a half times more likely to die from liver disease than white-collar workers.
11. Each year in Australia, close to 3300 men die of prostate cancer – equal to the number of women who die from breast cancer annually. Around 20,000 new cases are diagnosed in Australia every year.
12. Testicular cancer is the second most common form of cancer amongst men aged 18-39.
However, the outlook is positive for those diagnosed with this disease, with about 95% of men surviving testicular cancer. The attitude of ‘it’ll be alright’ won’t help increase awareness of the above problems, nor does it help yourself. Let’s all change the face of men’s health,get involved and help raise funds to help each other. It’s not all bad news! Maintaining a good
diet, smart lifestyle choices, and getting regular medical check-ups and screening tests can greatly influence your health.
Go to our Facebook page now and upload your photo!