The Movember campaign for 2019 has drawn to a close. We raised a total of $710 dollars, more than any previous year. For that I want to say THANK YOU. This has been a journey started – but not yet done. For we will be back next year, but until then.
Over the last couples years I have had some fun with this month long event. Who can forget the bald head and Red, White, and Blue – good times and, truth be told, impacting on how I see myself (for instance, not as concerned about the fading hair line any longer).
In 2018 I conducted a The Push-up Pledge along side my Movember growth – for each dollar donated I will do a push-up. I ended up doing 3400 push-up and raising an amazing $665.50.
I am continuing with that theme with The Push-up Challenge, this time pledging to complete 50 push-ups every day during the month of November. If we can donate $1 for each push-up we will raise $1500. I appreciate every $1 we raise and all the support I get as I do this. So thank you.
And fear not, for those looking to add to my pain and build up my push-up count. Every dollar over and above $50 (per donation), I will add an additional push-up to the next days count.
What is Movember?
Men’s health continues to be an important issue and one us as men often neglect until it is too late. We hide those aches and pains and avoid appearing weak to our friends, family, and strangers. I personally avoid going to the doctors, often blaming it on a waste of time, where as the truth is closer to a irrational fear of being told there is something wrong. Instead, I feel fine and stay active … thus, no problems right?
Diseases like testicular cancer is likely to strike early (most common cancer among men under 40). While a 95% survival rate is good, it still leaves 1 in 20 that won’t make it.
Then there is Prostate cancer. The second most common cancer in men and rising. It is projected that by 2030 there will be 1.7 million men living with prostate cancer, and it is killing hundreds of thousands of men each year TODAY.
However, mental heath issues are the silent killers. Globally, the rate of suicide is alarmingly high, particularly in men. Too many men are ‘toughing it out’, keeping their feelings to themselves and struggling in silence. The Movember Foundation is aiming to reduce the rate of male suicide by 25% by 2030, and I want to help them get there.
In an effort get men the help they need, men around the world are coming together.
The Movember Foundation has operated now for 13 years and in that time has managed to fund over 1200 men’s health projects around the world. Stated in Australia back in 2003 as a ‘just for fun’ attempt by 30 friends to bring back a vanishing fashion trend, today has over 5 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Thank You !!