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BritMums highlighting Movember and how we can all #Mo4aBro.
As a family, this November we’ll be supporting Gillette’s Movember #Mo4aBro campaign. Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world and is transforming the way health services reach and support men. The charities it supports address issues that affect millions of men along with their families and friends that’s why Movember is a cause that everyone can get behind.
What is the Movember #Mo4aBro campaign?
Gillette, the UK’s leading male grooming brand has been Movember’s official Shave Care partner since 2012. Each year, their Movember campaign aims to encourage men to support each other in raising awareness of men’s health and encourages both men and women to open up the conversation about the illnesses the Movember charity campaigns against. By growing a mo (moustache) throughout the month of November, men are raising awareness and showing their solidarity to those who are affected.
Movember supports three very worthwhile causes including Prostate cancer, Testicular cancer, Mental health and suicide prevention. Unfortunately, they are causes where everyone can relate to their seriousness in one way or another. Whether it’s a partner, a brother, a dad, an uncle or a son, maybe a cousin, a friend or co-worker. Everyone has a personal story to share.
Why I’m supporting Movember
On a personal level to our family, we are proud to be supporting a campaign that does so much for men’s health. My late Grandad lived with prostate cancer for many years and another family member has been supported through a tough time with the same illness. Additionally, one of our close friends has had a really tough time with testicular cancer recently and his bravery and openness to talk about it has been really inspiration. Whilst it has been awful seeing him go through his treatment, it’s certainly raised awareness and opened up conversations in our house about checking for signs of testicular cancer, understanding the treatment for it and has really encouraged both my husband and I, to be more proactive about our health issues.
How can you help?
This November, you and your whole family can join in to raise money for Movember. Whilst some of us physically cannot grow a mo, we can support the man in our lives and the #Mo4aBro campaign in lots of different ways.
My husband will be growing a mo over the next month whilst raising money, and I cannot wait to see how that goes! I’m making plans to host a fundraiser coffee and cake morning to raise money too. How amazing are these biscuits and cupcakes made by my very own hands? I’m pretty sure they’re going to go down well and raise lots for the campaign.
Other ways to join in the campaign
There are lots of different ways you can join in. Perhaps you and your children could sport a fake moustache to show how everyone can #Mo4aBro. Share your selfie on social media using the #Mo4aBro hashtag and encourage others to take part and make a donation.
You could also host a fundraising dinner or games night with friends. Why not take part in a sponsored walk or run?
To support the cause, you can donate to Movember by purchasing a Gillette razor pack from Tesco, where 1 pack = 1 donation. What better opportunity to buy a Gillette razor donation pack to help the man in your life, keep his newly grown mo in shape and support a wonderful cause. You can find special Movember packs here.
This Movember, we’ll be supporting the #Mo4aBro campaign, will you?