Movember has become a global event – growing from 30 participants in its first year in 2003 to become one of the most well-known awareness months in the world, with around five million people getting involved at the last count. This year, Movember is doubling up as MOVEmber – or Move for Movember.
The Movember Foundation aims to raise awareness about men’s health as well as raising funds. On average men live six years less than women – prostate cancer rates are set to double in the next 15 years, while testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50. Three quarters of suicides are men – poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own life every year. That’s one every minute. Physical activity is proven to have a positive effect on our mental health, so it is vital more of us undertake regular exercise.
This year the Move for Movember campaign aims to do more that just encourage men to grow a moustache – it’s urging us to engage in that crucial physical activity. A whole range of events are taking place around the country to help raise money – and this year’s carrot is free gym membership for a month.
SIGN UP NOW AND GET MOVING
You can join your nearest Gym Group this Movember for no membership fee, with free in-gym challenges, plus group workout sessions. All you need to do is use the code ‘MOVE4NJF’ when you sign up. We hope once you’ve been bitten by the fitness bug you will stay involved in sporting activity – maybe join your local sports club.
For more information about how to get involved and take advantage of the gym offer, simply visit the website and get moving!
KUDOS IS PASSIONATE ABOUT ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO GET ACTIVE
KUDOS passionately supports and encourages people from all walks of life to take part in grassroots sporting activity. We recognise that sport is a powerful force for good.
KUDOS SPORTS – A LEADING SUPPLIER OF CUSTOM SPORTS KIT
KUDOS is proud to supply custom teamwear to a variety of sports clubs across the country – made-to-order kit that is built for performance and worn with pride.