Our fathers, partners, brothers, and friends are facing a health crisis, yet it’s rarely talked about. Men are dying too young and we can’t afford to stay silent. Join us and help make an impact on Men’s Health this #Movember.
This year we are hosting some great events and giving away a signed UNC Football! As always, help spread the word and if you can, please support our two amazing campaigns featured below.
2 Great Campaigns
Grow a Mo, Save a Bro
Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing a health crisis, yet it’s rarely talked about. Men are dying too young. We can’t afford to stay silent.
Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health.
Prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention – they’re taking them all on.
Since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world, challenging the status quo, shaking up men’s health research and transforming the way health services reach and support men.
Clinical Care, Research, Community Outreach
The UNC Men’s Health Program aims to study and treat numerous health issues that impact men. The differences in health behaviors, preventative screening and medical treatment between men and women have contributed to a widespread, silent health crisis among men. This comprehensive program brings together teams of physicians, scientists, public health leaders and specialists who are dedicated to addressing the health and well-being of men through coordinated clinical care, scientific research, and community outreach.
The Silent Health Crisis
Across the world, men die an average six years younger than women, and for largely preventable reasons. This means that it doesn’t have to be that way: we can all take action to live healthier, happier and longer lives.
HOW? HERE ARE OUR TOP FIVE THINGS TO KNOW, AND DO.
Spend time with people who make
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Stay connected. Your friends are important and spending time with them is good for you. Catch up regularly, check in and make time.
You don’t need to be an expert and you don’t have to be the sole solution, but being there for someone, listening and giving your time can be life-saving.
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At 50, talk to your doctor about prostate cancer and whether it’s right for you to have a PSA test. If you are African American or have a father or brother with prostate cancer, you should be having this conversation at 45. Know your numbers, know your risk, talk to your doctor.
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Get to know what’s normal for your testicles. Give them a check regularly and go to the doctor if something doesn’t feel right.
Add more activity to your day. Do more of what makes you feel good.
– Take a walking meeting
– Park further away from the station
– Get off the bus a stop or two earlier
– Instead of the elevator, take the stairs
– Cycle to work instead of driving
Welcome to www.UNCMOVEMBER.com! The students and faculty of the University of North Carolina and the medical professionals of UNC Health Care have partnered to create the UNC Movember Network. We are a dynamic team of students, educators, researchers, scientists, professionals, parents, kids, brothers, sisters (and everything else!) united in one common goal: to change the face of men’s health.
What is UNC Movember?
Movember is a global fundraising campaign committed to changing the face of men’s health.
The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow mustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for men’s health programs that focus on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health, and physical inactivity.
The challenge is simple. Guys take action by signing up, shaving down their face on Movember 1, and growing a mustache for the month. They grow and groom their new Mo (slang for mustache), asking friends and family to donate to their efforts.
But Movember’s not just for men. Women who support men’s health, known as Mo Sistas, are an important part of Movember’s success. Mo Sistas register, start a team and fundraise – they do everything Mo Bros do, they just don’t grow a Mo. Mo Sistas are champions of Movember, rallying the men in their lives to join the movement, grow mustaches and have important conversations about men’s health.
By engaging the entire UNC/UNC Health Care family, we became a statewide network of Mo-growers. We’ve grown over 250 mustaches in classrooms, exam rooms, boardrooms, operating rooms, and dorm rooms. We grew mustaches on bikes, in ambulances, behind lecterns and even on patients’ faces.
UNC is now a Mo-centric environment and we intend to keep on growing. We hope that you’ll consider donating, or growing, or both!