This week is Men’s Health Week. It’s about celebrating the many wonderful contributions that men bring to the community, while also bringing a focus to the health challenges that are specific to men.
Men’s Health week is about focusing on and improving the mental, physical and social health of boys and men in Australia.
Men are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than women – one in two are expected to be touched by the disease in their lifetime. That’s why the Australian Cancer Research Foundation is proud to be a part of a men’s health awareness campaign which promotes awareness and research into the cancers which most affect men – – not just prostate and testicular cancer, but also bowel, lung, liver, pancreatic and others.
The campaign, called Blue September, aims to help men reduce the risk of developing and dying from cancer by making better lifestyle choices and seeking help sooner rather than later.
In 2014 Blue September will once again be raising awareness and funding for cancers that affect men. Early diagnosis and research are the two ways to beat cancer and so any money raised for Blue September goes to those two pursuits.
If you would like to get involved please find more info here or contact us for more information.