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November marks the start of the global Movember Campaign. FSACCI is very excited to bring to you our nation-wide social media campaign. The aim of Movember is to raise awareness of men’s health issues. In particular, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
Our campaign – #fsacci4movember wishes to contribute towards the efforts of The Movember Foundation as well as to create awareness of cancer in general. We would also like to, through this campaign, to highlight the great work of many of our members in the fight against cancer but also to further encourage their ability to become leaders in tackling cancer within South Africa.
The FSACCI community and its network, provides a great platform to help bring awareness to this cause. In addition, many of our members are already involved, through their business services or products, in the fight against cancer as a whole.
So, what exactly is Movember?
Movember is a global campaign run by The Movember Foundation. The campaign aims to raise awareness and funds that assist in ensuring men live happier, healthier and longer lives. Donations are used to fund breakthrough research and support programs in aid of men’s health. The Movember campaign challenges men to grow a moustache, and men and women can be physically active or host a fundraising event to support the cause. It is through these challenges and events that we can get the conversation started and raise vital funds.
It is necessary to start normalizing these conversations about men’s health, particularly surrounding prostate, testicular cancer and mental health. The evidence is mounting against men. This not only affects the individual man but also families, communities and workspaces.
“The state of men’s health is in crisis. Men experience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier. Prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years. Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50. Three quarters of suicides are men. Poor mental health leads to half a million men taking
their own life every year. That’s one every minute” Movember Foundation
How to participate?
· Post a pic of your moustache or fundraising activity and tag @fsacci and #fsacci4Movember
· The winning picture will win free entrance to our renowned Gala event in March 2019, as well as the satisfaction of knowing you have contributed to a great cause!
· Join our #Movember team and help change the face of men’s health. Mo Bros and Mo Sistas, sign up today at https://moteam.co/fsacci4movember
· Other platforms: Instead of Instagram, Twitter or Facebook you can also send us your pics directly and stand a chance to win! Pictures must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
We invite you all to get involved and together we can show South Africa our commitment to health and the strength of our community!
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