2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 03:30
November means Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. To highlight the importance of the men in our lives and the courage they show.
Maman pour la vie thought of giving an overview of the situation in Quebec by saluting the organizations and artists dedicated to the cause.
With November comes Movember
A real global phenomenon, the "Movember" (Mo for "moustache") was born in 2003 in an Australian bar where a group of friends had as a challenge to wear a mustache for the whole month of November. Quickly, the group saw the power of the mustache by seeing that it sparked conversations, reflections, but above all, awareness. If we managed to take care of his mustache so carefully for 1 month, why didn't men do it with their own he alth? “Movember” was born.
Mo Bros and Mo Sistas number in the thousands 15 years later and, thanks to funds raised through fundraising and mustache Mo-ments, there are over 900 millions of dollars that have been donated to improving men's he alth, namely prostate cancer, testicular cancer,mental he alth and suicide prevention.
You can support a mustache by becoming a Mo Sista or a Mo Bro, by creating your "Mo-ment" or by donating directly via the official website of the Movember Canada Foundation. Also follow the movement on social networks.
Want to gently educate your children about the cause? Download the BoothStache app for IOS or for Android to see if the mustache would look good on you.
Prevention to cure
The only non-profit organization dedicated entirely to the prevention and fight against prostate cancer in Quebec, PROCURE has been a reference since 2003. In fact, the organization provides, among other things, a help line available 24/7 to people and their families, a comprehensive website and an unlimited commitment to the scientific community, in order to eradicate this disease.
To make the Quebec public aware of the cause of prostate cancer, the organization set up the NOEUDVEMBRE fundraising campaign, where people are invited to obtain a bow tie and wear it throughout November as a sign of support. It is worn by several well-known personalities and artists such as Jay Du Temple and Régis Labeaume, to name a few. These ambassadors encourage everyone to get a bow tie, like them, for $35 each and share their photos on social media with thehashtag vembnode.
A tribute to Jean Pagé
Procure unveils you with a lot of emotions an exclusive box of 4 bow tiesand a pocket square imbued with the words of our ambassador emeritus.
Words that over the past 15 years have touched, accompanied and supported Quebecers suffering from prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in men, and testicular cancer is the deadliest in young men.
According to the PROCURE organization, every day, 12 Quebecers are diagnosed with prostate cancer, for a total of 4,600 cases per year in Quebec alone. Although 95% of cases appear to be cured if diagnosed early, many men ignore the signs and symptoms. Adopting a he althy lifestyle, being open to others and being attentive to the signs will certainly help our men to take care of them.
Procure talks about it
Tuesday, November 9, brings down the lid on advanced prostate cancer and advances in research with upcoming urologist Dr. Armen Aprikian.
The term "advanced prostate cancer" does not describe just one type of disease, but several. It can be locally advanced cancer, recurrent cancer, cancer with metastases or even castration-resistant cancer. These terms are surely unfamiliar to you and may raisemany questions.
For one evening, he will answer all your questions and help you see things more clearly. Sign up, it's free!
The impact of your donation for PROCURE
Donate $12=A consultation on our online chat
Donate $36=A consultation with he alth professionals
Donate $150=An information and support webinar
Donate $198=A PROCURE conferenceDonate $360=A follow-up of a patient from our biobank with advanced cancer