The Movember Foundation is a dedicated charity tackling men’s health on a global scale.
2UNDR are proudly supporting ‘Movember’ this November.
When we think of Cancer our minds tend to turn to the biggest causes of death worldwide, including Lung Cancer, Liver Cancer and Breast Cancer, but what about those that specifically affects males? Prostate Cancer is the second most common cancer in men across the globe, and a staggering 47% of men are diagnosed with Testicular Cancer under the age of 35 in the UK alone.
What’s more, despite the worryingly high statistics of premature male deaths from these forms of Cancer, an increasing rate of life loss is actually intentional in men. Figures show that 1 in 8 men in the UK experience mental health problems and 3 out of 4 suicides are male. More needs to be done to help stop men dying so young through fatal illness or un-supported mental health issues.
The Movember Foundation address 3 of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. They are independent of government funding, meaning they challenge the status quo and invest quicker in research that works.
Since starting up in 2003, they’ve committed to helping men live happier, healthier, longer lives through the charitable support of millions of people. By 2030, the Movember Foundation aim to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%.
Here are 5 ways you can join the movement and help make a difference this November…
Sack Off The Sigma
It’s reported around 65% of mental illness sufferers do not seek any professional advise or treatment; the majority of which being men. Why? The reason for this is mainly down to stigma whereby people become labelled according to negative stereotypes, and to a degree are negatively shunned from those around them. In support of Movember, it’s time to man up and get more men openly discussing their health issues. Put simply; Talk. Ask. Listen. Encourage action. Check in
The Movember Foundation recommends males to check their testicles on a regular basis in case something doesn’t seem right, in which case you should consult with your doctor. Things to look out for are a change in size or shape, a lump that wasn’t there before, or if they become painful to touch. In addition, if you’re between the age of 45 and 50, talk to your doctor about a PSA routine blood test for early detection of Prostate Cancer.
Challenge yourself to get more physically active while fundraising for men’s health. Simply set a distance goal that challenges your ordinary boundaries, and walk, run, cycle, swim or row towards it! Moving can be more fun when done in the company of others, so why not set up a team of like-minded close friends and family and be active together.
Support Your Assets
Protect your most valuable assets with pure comfort, breathability and style. Stand tall with pride in a pair of 2UNDR high-performance supportive underwear, featuring the unique and innovative Joey Pouch construction, whilst supporting a great cause. How? 2UNDR will donate £1 from each pair of underwear sold throughout the whole month of November to the Movember & Prostate Cancer UK Charity. Not only is this a great way to help raise money for such a good cause, but having underwear that fits correctly is important for unwanted skin contact and improved airflow, keeping you cool during everyday activities.
Grow A Mo
And by Mo, we mean a Moustache! For 30 days resist the shaver to raise funds for men’s health! Trucker, regent, connoisseur or wisp – no matter the shape or style, brave the shave for this good cause. What’s more, 2UNDR are giving you the chance to WIN £100 worth of high-performance Joey Pouch underwear if you show us your Mo! Get involved and share your Mo pictures with us on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and we’ll select 1 lucky winner with the best Mo to WIN the 2UNDR‘s.