The awesome Movember charity is set up to raise funds and awareness of the men’s health crisis focusing on suicide, testicular cancer and prostate cancer. To put the severity of these issues in perspective: 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer over their lifetime, 44% of men don’t know how to examine their testicles and 3 out of 4 suicides in the UK are men. These issues culminate in men living for six fewer years than women, our mission is to stop men dying too young.
We have some fantastic events lined up which will raise awareness and money to fight against the issues facing men! ITS TIME TO SAVE A BRO.
MOVE 5 FOR MOVEMBER 01/11-30/1
How it works:
Step 1 - Move 5 - Join the challenge, Run 5km, Swim, Cycle, surf, dance it out, or get creative. Sign up to Movember.com link your account to STRAVA to track your run or post your other activities on social media.
Step 2 - Donate 5 – donate at least £5 using your favourite society Movember fundraiser or donate to the Warwick Challenge
Step 3 - Nominate 5 - Share with your friends and family – the more people enter, the more we can raise.
Movember Fun Run 02/1
We live-streamed the warm-up over on the MovemberWarwick and Warwick RAG Facebook pages. After the sweaty warm up session people went off and completed their first MOVE 5 For MOVEMBER. You can still check it out on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=392736765197390
Movember Virtual Taskmaster 01/11-30/1
Fill out the form here to join a family - https://forms.gle/AuUTqwRx9GxYW5YE7
MOVEMBER MENTAL HEALTH LIVESTREAM 11/1
TUNE INTO OUR ON WEDNESDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 4pm-6pm!! As well as highlighting physical health issues, we are hosting a livestream to open up the conversation about men’s mental health this Movember.
we have speakers from various societies attending as well as lots of important info/websites people can use to make sure everyone knows the importance of talking about mental health without judgement.
AND SO MUCH MORE...
At the time of writing (10/11/2020) there are 53 societies and sports clubs involved, 406 people signed up to fundraise, we have hit an epic benchmark of £13,000, and have broken into the top 20 UK University leader board. Thank you so much everyone for your phenomenal work so far! We’ve been absolutely astounded by how much Warwick has raised after only 10 days!
Where will the money go? Here are some of the examples:
Congratulations to Alex Schumacher for raising the most of any RAG members! Keep smashing it!
We are currently 5th place on the Warwick society leader-board. This is thanks to your incredible fundraising efforts. Let’s keep going, SMASH IT and get first place!!!
We need as many RAG members as possible to sign up to be part of our team! If you want to sign up, click this link, search for WarwickRAG and connect your fundraiser to Facebook.