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HomeBridge Canada Movember Campaign a Mo’numental Success

Topics: Movember

The HomeBridge Canada team would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Movember campaign.

HomeBridge Canada staff Stephen Ernst, Cody Jackson, Lance Karsh, Josh Middaugh, and Alan Donohue all grew their mo’s (moustaches) for Movember. Together, they raised $625 for the Movember Foundation.

Movember is an annual campaign aimed at changing the face of men’s health. Men across the world are facing a health crisis that until recently wasn’t talked about. On average, men die six years earlier than women.

Even more shocking statistics:

  • 1 in 8 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
  • Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young Canadian men aged 15 to 29.
  • 1 in 5 of Canadians will experience a mental health problem each year.
  • 3 out of 4 deaths by suicide are men.
  • 1 in 10 Canadian men will experience major depression.
  • 8 men die by suicide in Canada every single day.
  • Every minute a man dies due to suicide in North America.

The Movember Foundation is working to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25% in 2030.

The funds raised by all those who participated in Movember, including the HomeBridge Canada staff, go towards research and program funding surrounding men’s health, in particular prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention.

To everyone who liked, shared, or donated to the HomeBridge Canada Movember team, thank you.

 

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