The staff at Over the Wire are banding together for another year in support of the Movember Foundation and to bring awareness to men’s health issues. Last year, in 2017, our team of Mo-Bros and Mo-Sistas raised over $7,500 and a challenged themselves with a host of events, physical challenges, and team activities (you can check out an infographic of the highlights here). This year we’re back again and looking to keep up the tradition!
You can see our team Mo-Space by visiting our team page.
About the Movember Foundation
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.
By 2030 we’ll reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%.
Help us stop men dying too young. Join the movement.
Prostate Cancer kills 45 men every hour
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, and rates are on the rise. By 2030 there’ll be 1.7 million men living with prostate cancer. It’s already killing hundreds of thousands of men each year, and those who survive face serious side effects.
We can’t afford to let this continue. So we’re taking action. Learn more.
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men under 40
In most cases, the outcome for men with testicular cancer is positive, but a 95% chance of survival is no comfort to the 1 man in 20 who won’t make it. When testicular cancer strikes, it strikes young. Most of those men are between 15 and 40 years old.
We have to help them, and stop men from dying too young. Learn more.
Every minute a man dies from suicide
Globally, the rate of suicide is alarmingly high, particularly in men. Around the world, on average we lose a man to suicide every minute of every day. Three out of four suicides are men. Too many are toughing it out and struggling alone.
We have to take action to improve mental health and reduce the rate of male suicide. Learn more.