29th November 2013
MP donates top lip in the fight against prostate cancer
Gordon Henderson MP has today (27th November 2013) supported Prostate Cancer UK and Movember in their mission to change the face of men’s health by ditching the razor for a month, bringing the issues directly to the corridors of power. Members of Parliament from across the political spectrum united at an event in Westminster to celebrate the closing stages of this year’s Movember campaign and show their commitment to raising the decibel level around prostate cancer.
Movember, the month formerly known as November, sees Mo Bros – with the support of women in their lives – grow moustaches to raise funds and awareness for men’s health. Prostate Cancer UK is the principal UK partner of Movember. In the UK this year over a quarter of a million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas have signed up to Movember, raising over £8,500,000 to date to help beat prostate cancer, testicular cancer and improve men’s health. Thanks to the generous support of the Movember Foundation, Prostate Cancer UK has been able to dramatically ramp up its investment in research and services across the country.
Mr Henderson said: ‘I’m proud to be joining Prostate Cancer UK and Movember to create a movement to tackle the issues surrounding men’s health and bring them directly to the corridors of power. Prostate cancer alone kills one man every hour in the UK and we urgently need to tackle this head on and make some noise around the condition. That’s what this event has been about. Just by growing a moustache, thousands of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas across the country have raised millions of pounds and untold amounts of awareness in the fight against the disease and I urge others to join us – together we can win this.’
Mikis Euripides, Director of Policy and Strategy at Prostate Cancer UK said: “It’s great that Mr Henderson has joined me and thousands of Mo Bro’s and Mo Sistas across the UK in support of Movember and Prostate Cancer UK. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and set to be the most common cancer overall by 2030, yet despite this we are decades behind where we need to be in terms of research, treatment and support. Working together, Movember and Prostate Cancer UK are helping to redress this balance by putting men’s health firmly in the spotlight, because men deserve better.’
If you have concerns about prostate cancer please call Prostate Cancer UK's confidential Helpline on 0800 074 8383 or visit www.prostatecanceruk.org. The helpline is free to landlines, staffed by specialist nurses, and open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday with late opening until 8pm on Wednesdays.
To donate to Movember please visit www.mobro.co/gordonhendersonmp.