Bupa UK has joined the Movember Business Club to help raise funds and awareness for the charity.
Today, Bupa UK was one of the key supporters to help launch this year’s Movember campaign, raising awareness and funds for better men’s health.
David Hynam, Bupa UK CEO, and Owen Sharp, CEO of the Movember Foundation, met onboard the Man Van in London’s financial centre, Canary Wharf. This marked Bupa’s pledge to support the cause and to hear more about Movember’s work to support men’s health.
Movember focuses on raising awareness of men’s health issues including prostate and testicular cancer and mental health. By 2030, the Movember Foundation aims to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%, a cause Bupa passionately supports.
In 2017 Bupa UK raised £17,000. This year there are even more employee-driven initiatives to support Movember:
- Bupa UK is joining the Movember Business Club for a second year in a row. The club is a healthy competition between organisations to raise money for the charity.
- Colleagues will be growing a mo (mouthache) to raise awareness as well as donations – look out for the ‘best mo in show’ being shared on Bupa’s social media
- People are committing to walk or run 60km during the month – this is to recognise that 60 men take their own life every hour of every day around the world
- Others will be hosting fundraising events
Owen Sharp, CEO of The Movember Foundation, said: “Men aren’t looking after themselves. Many ignore warning signs about their health or put off going to the doctor when they need to. Many struggle to have a conversation about the more difficult things in life. Many find it tough to make friends as they get older or hold onto friends as their lives change.
"Thanks to the amazing efforts of our supporters, including Bupa UK, the Movember Foundation is investing in global and local initiatives to change this.”
David Hynam, Bupa UK CEO, said, “I’m really pleased to be part of the Movember launch. It was great to see first-hand the support and advice it gives men across the country, particularly in rural areas. It brought home how important it is to address men’s health conditions such as prostate cancer through to suicide.”
"Sadly, I’ve worked with a number of people who have been diagnosed with cancer or have experienced mental health issues at one point. I’m proud to support Movember and it’s great to see growing numbers of people across our business getting involved to show their support.”