The funds that Movember raise in the UK are invested in programmes that address the strategic priorities Movember has identified, related to both prostate and testicular cancer. The three areas of investment are Awareness & Education, Survivorship and Research.
Globally, fighting prostate cancer continues to be one of Movember’s priorities. There are still many issues to be addressed, both pre and post diagnosis. One area of focus for Movember funded research programmes is working on rectifying the fact that there still isn't a test that accurately tells a man which type of prostate cancer he has, resulting in many men being over-diagnosed, unclear of the correct treatment to opt for and subsequent over treatment and ongoing side effects. Equally important to Movember are Survivorship programmes. Diagnosis is just the first step in a man's prostate cancer journey; survivorship is the next and these programmes can have a dramatic impact on the quality of life for men and their families and carers; quality survivorship programmes can mean the difference between men living a meaningful, quality life and just living.
Here in the UK fighting testicular cancer is also a priority and last year we invested in world class research for testicular cancer with the Institute of Cancer Research, this research focuses on identifying genes that predispose men to testicular cancer.
In Australia, New Zealand and Canada, men's mental health is our other priority area. As a community we are only now beginning to fully understand the devastating impact and cost of mental illness. The loss of life, particularly young men’s lives, as a result of depression is disturbing. For men living with depression, being able to fully participate in work and family activities is often a great challenge.
The funds raised around the world are directed to programmes run by the Movember Foundation and our men’s health partners in each country. Together, these partners work with us to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programmes in line with our strategic goals, in the areas of Awareness & Education, Survivorship and Research.
With funds raised by the Movember community, we're working hard to have a real impact. Please check out how we're making a difference.
Prostate Cancer UK
The Institute of Cancer Research
Awareness & Education
Global Action Plan