Jo backs Movember to change the face of men’s health


Jo Swinson MP is encouraging local people to support a campaign raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer charities.

Supported by ‘Mo-Sistas’ like Jo, thousands of men across the country have pledged to grow a moustache as ‘Mo-Bros’ to attract sponsorship for the Movember prostate cancer campaign. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men; every year 37,000 men are diagnosed in the UK.

Last year over 111,000 people in the UK supported the Movember campaign, raising £11.7 million for The Prostate Cancer Charity and The Institute of Cancer Research. There is still time to make a donation to a specific ‘Mo-Bro’ or just a general donation to these charities by visiting uk.movember.com/donate.

Commenting, Jo said:

“Talking about health is not something that comes easily to many men, so it’s vital that we raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of diseases like prostate cancer. Even if you don’t want to grow a moustache, you can still donate to the Movember fund and improve someone’s life.

“Movember is a fun campaign which gets a serious message across – one man dies of prostate cancer every hour in the UK, so it’s time to put this important issue in the spotlight. Good luck to all those East Dunbartonshire residents and my Parliamentary colleagues taking part in this year’s Movember – I look forward to seeing their new looks!”

More information about Movember and how to take part can be found onhttp://uk.movember.com/. The Prostate Cancer Charity fights prostate cancer through research, support, information provision and campaigning. For more information visit www.prostate-cancer.org.uk


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