Leading global men’s health charity, the Movember Foundation, today marked ten years of fundraising for men’s health issues in Ireland as it launched its 2018 Movember campaign.
Movember is calling on men and women in Donegal to grow a moustache, host an event or move to raise much needed funds and awareness for men’s health issues.
In the past ten years, over 100,000 men and women in Ireland have loaned their upper lip or helped to raise funds for what has become the most effective men’s health initiative of a generation; making a real difference to the lives of the thousands of people affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health issues in Ireland each year.
Movember has funded over 30 prostate cancer initiatives, in partnership with the Irish Cancer Society, ranging from financial grants for patients and their families to ground-breaking research that has united the prostate cancer research community in an effort to improve outcomes and quality of life for the one in seven Irish men who will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.
Neil Rooney, Movember Country Director, said: “What Irish men and women have done over the past 10 years to raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues has been phenomenal.
“However, serious issues still remain and we are fully committed to continue our work over the next 10 years and beyond to help close the four year gap in life expectancy between men and women in Ireland, and we need ongoing support to continue our work.
If you haven’t grown a Mo before, now is the time. If you have, ditch that razor, put your lip to work again and help men live happier, healthier, longer lives!”
To help Movember continue their ongoing work you can sign up and get involved or make a donation on Movember.com.
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