It’s Movember and you know what that means! We’re calling on all our Mo Bros and Mo Sistas for support in this month-long fundraising event. We’re going to spend all month rallying behind the men in our lives in order to support men’s health. The goal of Movember is to raise money to combat prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Prostate cancer rates are projected to double in the next 15 years, while testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50. Three quarters of suicides are committed by men and poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own lives every year. It’s time to stop being silent and step up to address this crisis.

So far, Queen’s Law is off to an amazing start with fundraising. Our Halloween Bowling was a great success – shout out everyone’s amazing costumes! We’re also starting to see some pretty nice ‘staches coming along. If you’re looking for ways to get involved, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our Mo Space to see some of our dapper moustaches and for the opportunity to donate if you’d like – any donation is greatly appreciated! And now that the cold weather has set in, a great way to stay warm is by staying active. Round up a team of 6 and sign up for our Patches O’Houlihan Memorial Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday, November 17 at MacGillivray Brown Gymnasium. For just $10 you can participate in an afternoon of fun and fundraising! Stay tuned for more great events throughout the month!

The money fundraised in the Movember campaign is used in many ways. This money goes towards initiatives such as raising awareness of signs, symptoms and factors of prostate and testicular cancer, learning more about health issues men are dealing with, funding for services and support programs for men and their families, creating more affordable and personalized treatment plans, helping men feel comfortable in their community and in having important conversations, advocating for men and funding global initiatives and projects. For more information about Movember, check out the link below.

We’d love to have your support in this amazing cause!

Important Links:

QL Mo Space: https://ca.movember.com/team/2330909?utm_medium=share&utm_source=dynamic&utm_campaign=copy-clipboard

Dodgeball Tournament: https://www.facebook.com/events/743752055960641/

Movember Information: https://ca.movember.com/?home

Queen’s Health Services Contact Information

Crisis Counselling:  Tel: 613-533-6000 ext. 78264   Email: counselling.services@queensu.ca

Mental Health:  Tel: (613) 533-6000 ext. 75154   Email: sharpel@queensu.ca

Health Promotion: Tel: 613-533-6000 ext. 75320 Email: healthed@queensu.ca

Health Services: Tel: 613-533-2506

 

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