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Why We're Taking Part in Movember 2018

We're doing the Mo on campus this year to raise more funds, start more conversations, and make a bigger impact on men’s health.

Northcoders Movember team

It's the first of November, which can mean only one thing: it's time for Movember!

What is Movember?

What started as a joke between 30 friends in Melbourne back in 2003 quickly grew into a major global movement to fund groundbreaking research in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

Now, 15 years later, more than five million people people have joined in on the mission to help men live happier, healthier, longer lives.

Some lovely (and very cleanly shaven) staff and students are taking part this year. Don't they look marvellous?!

Thinking of taking part? Here's some inspiration to go bigger, better and hairier for men’s health:

The Stats

6 YEARS

Men die nearly 6 years earlier than women.

YOUNG MEN

Testicular cancer is the second most common cancer in young men.

5.6M+

Men are estimated to be living with prostate cancer.

15–29

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15–29 year-old men.

Grow a Mo this Movember

Make a difference. Sign up at Movember.com to get involved and stop men dying too young or donate to the Northcoders Moteam.

P.S: We'd love it if you could encourage our Movember team, so follow and like us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to see our updates throughout the month!

Lucy Adams
After discovering Northcoders and sharing the vision, she came on board to spread the word about Northcoders to help change lives. She thinks you should learn to code because it's an incredibly rewarding skill!

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