#JoburgCares: It’s Movember Fever, Grow The Moustache

Mo + November = Movember, that’s the equation. And mo is the Australian-English diminutive word for moustache. Movember is an annual, global event involving the growing of moustaches during the month to raise awareness about men’s health and mental issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide.


What Is Movember?

There’s more to this initiative than men simply growing moustaches for the month of November. While making this statement, it’s also about raising awareness about the health and mental issues affecting men. Movember campaigns around the world raise awareness and funds for brothers, dads, fathers and all the other men in our lives. Together we can make a difference, so join in by growing your mo this November.

Movember South Africa

The Men’s Foundation of South Africa drives the local Movember initiative in support of men’s health. The charity tackles issues of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Amazing work right? We think so too. They have made it known that men’s health is in crisis: men experience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier, prostate cancer rates will double in the next 15 years, while testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50 years. For more information about this initiative click here.

Movember South Africa

Related Organisations

PinkDrive: More Balls Than Most

The PinkDrive is not only supporting women living with cancer but also prioritising the health of men through More Balls Than Most (MBTM), the brother charity of the PinkDrive. MBTM’s focus is on prostate and testicular cancer education and awareness. They also host events for cancer awareness.

  • Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is characterised by the difficulty to urinate, need to urinate often, blood in urine, pain in the lower back, hips or upper thighs. The MBTM does a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, which is just a finger prick that tells you on the spot if you are at risk or you need to consult a doctor.

  • Testicular Cancer

You can do a self-examination at home. Click here to find out how. Testicular cancer is characterised by a painful swelling or lump in one or both testicles, pain or feeling of heaviness in the testicles, an ache in the lower abdomen, back or groin. Feel educated yet? We definitely are!

Mens Clinic

Mens Clinic doesn’t only focus on men’s sexual health but supports every health issue that both men and women are faced with including cancer. Visit their website for more information.

Movember Events

Balsy Bloke Golf Day

Where:  Randpark Golf Club, Setperk Road, Randburg, Johannesburg.

Date: Tuesday, 20 November 2018.

Here is a golf day invitation for all the guys in aid of More Balls Than Most (MBTM). The Balsy Bloke Golf Day is where fun meets a great cause. Bring the ouens to the Randpark Golf Club to score some holes. There are prizes to be won including dinner, green fees and many more. The cost is R650 per person or R2 500 per four-ball. There also will be a prize giving during the dinner awarding those in the top 10 places. For more information, visit this website or contact Nelius at nelius@pinkdrive.co.za or call 011 988 8022.

Movember South Africa

SS JHB: Movember 2018

Where: Killarney Country Club, 60 Fifth Street, Lower Houghton, Johannesburg.

Date: Saturday, 10 November 2018 at 08:00 – 09:00. 

Calling guys and girls! Join this global dance event being held for Movember. Moustaches are required, so make sure you grow one or buy a fake one. Secret Sunrise (SS) will be hosting events on 10 November in London, Ibiza, Amsterdam, Bali, Cape Town, Durban, Lowveld and of course our beloved Johannesburg! Let’s support our warriors, our providers, our family members and our lovers. Click here for more information.

Movember Team Squash Tournament

Where: Wanderers Squash Club, 21 North Street, Illovo, Johannesburg

Date: Friday, 23 November 2018 – Saturday, 24 November 2018.

Are you ready for a game of squash? Then get your game face on and join this event. To support Movember make sure you bring friends and family (four players are needed per team) and don’t forget to grow that mo. See you there, may the best team win! Click here for more information or simply visit this Facebook page.

Movember Team Event

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