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HEALTH AWARENESS DAYS/WEEKS AND FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER…

Health Awareness days start quietening during November and December with most people thinking about their Christmas spending but here are a few to be made aware of in November.

Movember Awareness Month 1st November – 30th November. Fundraisers are a global community of fired up Mo Bros and Mo Sisters – aka rock stars making a difference in mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

Your donation could help save a father, a brother, a son, a friend, a partner, a man’s life. You can sign up here and could do any other following –

Grow a Mo…Patchy, lopsided, itchy or epic – whatever Mo you grow this Movember, your face will raise funds and awareness for men’s health.

Move for Movember, Commit to running or walking 60km over the month, at your own pace. That’s 60km for the 60 men we lose to suicide every hour across the world.

Host a Mo-Ment, Rally a crew and do something fun and easy. Hosting is all about having a good time for a good cause.

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Mo Your Own Way by creating your own challenge – it can be anything. A gruelling test of physical endurance or something else entirely. Your epic efforts will help change the face of men’s health.

Lung Cancer Awareness Month – 1st-30th November – LCAM Coalition Bringing together a global coalition to transform lung cancer survival by amplifying the conversation and the importance of early detection, treatment and research.

The LCAM have year-round awareness to build public support for more research, more screening and better treatment options for people with lung cancer. Building partnerships around the world with patient advocacy organisations, health care NGOs and national ministries of health.

Raising awareness with health care professionals and the general public about how early detection can increase lung cancer survival.

Did you know that – Over 2.2 million people worldwide will get lung cancer annually, Lung cancer kills more people each year than any other cancer, Lung cancer screening saves lives, and More research = more treatments = better outcomes.

Share facts about lung cancer to raise awareness in your community.

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month & World Pancreatic Cancer Day 17th November and for the month of November – Help them break through the silence this Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month – With pancreatic cancer, silence is deadly. It’s a disease that gets too little attention and funding, and far too many people are dying.    

It’s up to us to speak up on behalf of those who have died from the deadliest common cancer and together fund the research breakthroughs that will transform the future.   

The more people who join them, the louder we’ll be. We can’t be ignored and change will happen.

This Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month we are challenging you to walk 30k, raising awareness and funds to break through the silence and get pancreatic cancer noticed. Whether it’s taking the dog for the walk, meeting up with friends or walking on a treadmill, every kilometre counts!

Your support means our nurses can be there for those affected now and we can fund vital world-leading research and campaign for change.

It could be a sponsored head shave, giving up your favourite food, hosting a quiz night or holding a bake sale. However you chose to Do Your Own Thing this November, you’ll not only be raising vital funds, but helping to get pancreatic cancer noticed and fund research breakthroughs.  

Shockingly, research into pancreatic cancer has been underfunded for decades, receiving only 3% of the UK cancer research budget, meaning survival has barely changed in the past 40 years.  

Research will transform the future for pancreatic cancer. Our scientists are close to a breakthrough, but we need more funding to make this happen. 

Get involved by lighting up your home or contacting a prominent landmark in your local area to light up purple on World Pancreatic Cancer Day (17th November), or throughout November.  

Then raise your voice by telling your friends, family and the local media why you are lighting up.  

By doing so you’ll be putting a spotlight on a disease that deserves more attention because right now people are diagnosed too late: too late for treatment, too late to survive. By 2026, it will become the fourth-biggest cancer killer.   

White Ribbon Day Friday 25th November, 2022 – Support White Ribbon Day and make a difference towards ending violence against women and girls. Plan now to mark White Ribbon Day in your workplace, school, sports club, local pub and bars, and communities. There are ideas and resources free online. White Ribbons and lots more can be bought in the online shop here.

This year, White Ribbon Day, 25th November, falls on the same week as the start of the FIFA men’s World Cup. There has never been a better time for us to come together and start playing as a team to end violence against women and girls.

All men can join the team to end violence against women and girls – that’s #TheGoal. Whether you’re a football fan or not, let’s work together to achieve gender equality. White Ribbon Day 2022 highlights 11 traits men and boys can nurture to help create a world of equality and safety for women.

Together we can unite on White Ribbon Day, 25th November, to work towards ending violence against women and girls and achieve #TheGoal.

HerGameToo is supporting #TheGoal for White Ribbon Day, 25th November.

HerGameToo is a voluntary organisation ran by female football fans, who are committed to fostering an ethos in football in which women are welcomed and respected equally.

The partnership highlights the synergy between White Ribbon UK’s aims to educate men and boys about gender equality, and HerGameToo’s focus on culture change to create safe environments for women and girls to live the lives they want to lead.

To find out more about HerGameToo and the incredibly important work they do, visit their website: www.hergametoo.co.uk

Diabetes World Awareness Day – 14th November, 2022 –Will you help us #RewriteTheStory?

Being diagnosed early is so important for all types of diabetes. It can save lives, prevent a medical emergency, and reduce the risk of life-changing complications later. That’s why we want to make sure everyone knows the signs to look out for – and knows their risk of developing type 2

But we need your help. 

Someone is diagnosed with diabetes every two minutes. Together, we have the power to #RewriteTheStory for everyone who will be diagnosed in the future – it could even be the story of someone you love. 

There will be lots of different ways you can get involved for World Diabetes Day – watch this space for more information and resources coming soon. 

Share the 4Ts of type 1 diabetes

If type 1 diabetes is left undiagnosed, it can make you really ill, really quickly. Knowing the signs could avoid a medical emergency and save lives. Find out more about our 4Ts campaign and help us spread the word of common symptoms of type 1 diabetes.

Paint your nails to raise awareness

Take on our #NailingDiabetes challenge and paint your nails blue on 14 November to raise awareness – and show others living with diabetes they’re not alone. Find out more about how you can get involved, and where to find your blue nail varnish!

Know your risk of type 2 diabetes

Together with Tesco, we want to inspire as many people as possible to find out their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Will you help us spread the word and encourage your loved ones to find out their risk? It could help change a life.

Source: Movember LCAM PCAM White Ribbon Diabetes UK

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