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Thursday, 18 October 2018
LBHVR - TOGETHER WE ARE CHANGING THE FACE OF MEN’S HEALTH
TOGETHER WE ARE CHANGING THE FACE OF MEN’S HEALTH
With the Bonhams Veteran Car Run supported by Hiscox less than a month away we wanted to shine a spotlight on our charity partner The Movember Foundation.
Men’s health is in crisis, with men dying six years younger than women for largely preventable reasons. Movember is the only men’s health charity working on a global scale to tackle the biggest issues facing men - prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.
This Movember we are calling upon the Run participants and spectators to join the fight. Sign up at movember.com and help raise money that will fund vital research into these areas and ultimately stop men dying too young.
MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION
Globally, the rate of suicide is alarmingly high, particularly in men. Three out of four suicides are men and sadly we lose a man to suicide every minute of every day.
The causes of suicide are complex. There’s no single reason why men take their own lives, but Movember do know that by improving overall mental health we can reduce the risk of suicide. The charity is looking at mental health through a male lens, and taking action at a community level to find solutions that work for men.
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the UK; we lose one man to prostate cancer every 45 minutes. As the largest global funder of prostate cancer programs, the Movember Foundation are determined to reduce this number.
Testicular cancer strikes early; it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in young men in the UK.
If diagnosed and treated early 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. Movember have pledged to half the number of men dying from testicular cancer by 2030.
JOIN THE FIGHT
Here’s what you can do:
1. Sign up your motoring team at https://monetwork.co/veterancarrun
2. Invite friends, family, tender vehicle drivers to join your team
3. Ask your networks to support your efforts in donating much needed funds to your page
As a special thank you there are lots of rewards on offer.
RAISE £50 – receive a limited edition Movember inspired Veteran Car Run pin badge
RAISE £1,000 – the first 100 people will receive a limited edition one-off designed ‘Emancipation tweed’ cap specifically designed by Royal warrant owner Lock & Co Hatters. These very special caps can only be earnt, not bought.
TOP OVERALL FUNDRAISER - you’ll get to take part in the money can’t buy experience of the Tearing of the Flag ceremony at the start line. The deadline for this draw is 10pm on 31st October.
Don't forget to bring your moustaches on the day of the run - both facial and car!