NIFTIT Mo-Team for Movember 2013
posted by Jessica
on Dec 04, 2013
This past November, NIFTIT participated in a global men’s health awareness movement, Movember. Movember is about accelerating outcomes for men that will change and save lives now. Through the power of moustache, Movember works in national and global levels have funded 577 men’s health programs in 21 countries, spreading awareness and education on living with and beyond cancer, prostate and testicular cancer research, and men’s mental health.
Findings from the research show that the following actions were taken as a result of Movember:
- 69% of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas had a general checkup with their doctor
- 79% discussed their health with friends, family and colleagues
- 70% talked about specific men’s health issues
- 67% recommended that someone else see a doctor
- 43% became more aware and educated about the health risks they face
Clearly, participating in Movember gets men to proactively learn more about their health. However, findings also highlighted that some men had ignored a health issue rather than go to a doctor. Proof that there is still more work to be done to change the face of men’s health.
On the bright side, the number of people participating in Movember increases every year. This year alone there are 968,080 participants from around the globe, raising USD $99,245,540 for the cause. United States has the most participants (255,055) while Canada raised the most donation (USD $27,486,510). See the full Global Summary here.
NIFTIT Mo-team proudly contribute to the movement, ranked #11917 with 4 members. We hope to continue supporting this cause annually to help creating an everlasting impact on men’s health!