End of Movember - the month of Men's Health focus

03/12/2013

Congratulations to our Movember team who raised over £2,700 for men’s cancers.

Congratulations to all who participated in this year’s Movember, whether it was the 45 members of staff who participated by growing a moustache, or those who donated generously. Together, we raised £2,700, but it's not too late to donate to the Belfast Trust Movember team

Movember was launched with Chief Executive Colm Donaghy having his moustache shaved off. The end of Movember was then marked with a competition to see who had the best ‘tache in the Trust with Tony O’Hara from the Catering Department coming out on top!

November has been a very successful month for men's health awareness within the Trust.

Prostate Cancer Conference

Friday the 22nd saw the second MacMillan conference for 'Men Living With and Beyond Prostate Cancer' with 117 patients/wives/carers and 34 Health care professionals and local charity staff attending.

Prostate cancer is the most common men's cancer and accounts for one quarter of all cancers diagnosed in men in the United Kingdom. In 2009, in the UK 40,841 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer, that’s about 112 per day.