[xyz-ihs snippet=”Hide-Featured-Image”]Last year, Kurtosys UK joined the Movember movement and raised funds to help support men’s health. This year, Kurtosys US stepped up the stubble, raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health, and surpassing their goal of over $1,000 in donations!
Why is it important to raise awareness and funds to improve the state of men’s health? Here are some of the hairy facts:
- 12.1% of men 18 years and over are in fair or poor health
- Men are 24% less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year
- Average life expectancy for men in the United States is almost 5 years less than women
- Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in the US
Check out our Movember Facebook photo gallery for collages of the week-by-week progress. And please consider supporting the team by making a small donation at http://us.movember.com/team/1846629.
Many thanks to all of those who helped our Movember effort with donations. And let us know — should the entire company should sprout ‘staches next year?