Movember is upon us

movember-uvic-2016It’s an annual movement which began in Australia..

Movember, or “moustache November”, was started in 2003 to raise awareness and charitable funds for men’s health issues.

The Movember Foundation has now become a world-wide movement with events in countries around the world. The theme this year is “Stop Men Dying Too Young”

 Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young. We can’t afford to stay silent.

That’s why we’re taking action.

We’re the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. We’re addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.

We know what works for men, and how to find and fund the most innovative research to have both a global and local impact. We’re independent of government funding, so we can challenge the status quo and invest quicker in what works. In 13 years we’ve funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world.

Here at UVic there are numerous Movember teams, large and small. Your communications officer, Colin Newell, begins his 7th year as Movember Team Captain for UVic Systems and looks forward to support and well wishes from CUPE members here on campus and beyond.