It’s that time of year again for the ‘Must-Av Mo’ and those wanting to show their support in raising awareness of potentially life threatening conditions, such as prostrate and testicular cancer. The idea being to….and excuse the pun…’change the face of men’s health’
Inspiring guys to ‘grow a Grass Grin’ and field their own support, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths.
Once committed to growing your facial accessory and of course dependant on your testosterone levels and ability to grow a MO (often not an easy task), it wont be long before conversation sparks with complete strangers and you get drawn into repartee and blokey jokiness!
Of course it’s all about guys coming together for a serious reason but this campaign appeals to men in a way that others don’t. Positively, independent research has found that Movember has had a significant impact globally, with prostrate and testicular cancer having been thrown massively into the limelight whilst receiving a huge boost in the process. The ‘Mo’ is making more men talk about health issues specific to them, whilst reaffirming the need for general check-ups.
Local Aviva premiership club, Sale Sharks has taken the campaign seriously and the challenge amongst both staff and players for the masterful pro-MO is on! Tom Brady, Tom Holmes and Will Cliff kindly took some time out to visit IM ELITE gym in Knutsford with the Muscle-In guys to have a light hearted session to show their Mo’s in action in the gym……and after!
So if you’re championing upper lipholstery or not, we echo the words from Aviva and reiterate there is still time for you to join in so…………….
“GET STUCK INTO THE ACTION BY BEING THE 16TH MAN FOR YOUR AVIVA PREMIERSHIP CLUB IN THEIR MOVEMBER CHALLENGE AND HELP THEM FINISH AT THE TOP OF THE LEAGUE! ”
Please visit the Sale Sharks donations page and show your support. It really does make a difference and very possibly to someone close to you! http://uk.movember.com/team/1117197
Prostate Cancer UK receives £15m from Movember, putting half of it into research and the other half into community support services. One in eight men in the UK will develop prostrate cancer in their lifetime, and the average age at diagnosis is 70-74 years. In contrast, testicular cancer is a relatively rare disease, affecting around 2,200 men in the UK each year. It is most common in men aged 15-45 and, if caught early, is easy to treat and has a 96% cure rate.