Each week in Ireland we have, on average, ten suicides, eight of which are men.
Owen Sharp, Movember Foundation CEO writes:
“We wanted to create a powerful piece of content that would ignite important conversation about suicide, the complex issues that surround it and what everyone can do to address it. Conversations that we hope will save lives and prevent the far-reaching and painful consequences for the families, friends and communities of the men tragically lost every day. It’s an uncomfortable conversation, but it’s one that needs to be had, here in Ireland and around the world.”
€45million has been raised this year so far globally which is unreal!! As this last business day of the month Ireland’s impressive tally might inspire people to donate in the last few hours of Movember..
“To mark the 15th year of Movember I created this infographic. To date, 1.9 million men worldwide have donated their upper lips to help fundraise and raise awareness for Prostate Cancer while, globally, more than €215 million has been raised.
“In light of an article published in the Sunday Business Post, dated 08.06.14 we have detailed the facts on how Movember raises and spends funds as they were supplied to the newspaper but not detailed in the article. As a result we feel that the article did not accurately represent how funds are allocated. Movember is incredibly proud of its low fundraising ratio which we work hard to achieve, as in reality the Irish Movember campaign’s fundraising costs are 6% not 23% as stated. We believe this ratio demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that maximum funds are directly invested in men’s health programmes across Ireland and the world…”
My girlfriend Karolina, her friend Vicky and their Mosistas [Caitriona, Aoife, Elissa, Emilie, Elaine, Katie, & Vikki] have produced a video to congratulate and celebrate all the Mobros out there who took part in Movember (including my good self!). Even my sister in Australia makes an appearance….
The final week of Movember is upon us! Here’s a little video I was part of with the mixed martial artists from Straight Blast Gym [Long Mile Road] Dublin who supported Movember throughout the month. People can still register on Movember.com, it’s not too late…