Testicular cancer is the most common cancer among young men, and tragically across the world, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day - accounting for 69% of all suicides.
Movember’s mission is to change the stigma around men’s health.
Movember encourages men across the world to brave the shave and grow a moustache from scratch to raise awareness for men's health - specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
What is your SU doing? Well, last year, through our sports clubs and societies, we encouraged and provided support to them to be able to raise as much money as possible for the cause, and we’re super pleased to say that our students raised over £40,000!
Throughout the month, we organised a rugby match, a Balls-Eye Darts Tournament, and wellbeing workshops. We ended the month with a massive Mo’Ball to celebrate an amazing month of fundraising and promoting good physical and mental well-being, as well as hand out awards for the hard-working volunteers.
Movember began in Australia in 2003 to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancers. The campaign runs every November for the entirety of the month!
Gwern Dafis, Societies & Services Officer 2022-23
Hi! I’m Gwern! I first took part in Movember last year. It wasn’t something that I’d kept an eye out for during my Uni experience, but after reading up about it I knew it was a movement that I had to get behind. Last year, my Dad was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer, and so he was my main drive to raise money last year. A year on from then and now he’s almost got the all clear, but that doesn’t mean I’ll stop shouting about such an important cause! I look forward to another successful year of fundraising and to seeing what we as a University can raise!
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