November is Men’s Health Awareness Month, and Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre commemorates the month with a series of events to raise prostate cancer
awareness and funds to support Men’s Health initiatives in Bermuda. In a community as small as Bermuda, where 1 in 7 men are at risk for developing prostate cancer in their lifetime*, our community must support one another.
Whether through shared discussions, helping to break down the stigma
surrounding specific topics – such as prostate health – or by coming together to fundraise for a common goal.
Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre provides FREE screenings of The Silent Killer: Prostate Cancer in the Black Community. This film helps to break down the often-taboo subject of prostate health. This year there are five-evening presentations & discussions at various locations Island-wide every Wednesday
evening in November. Alternatively, screenings can be booked as a private event for 10 persons or more in a safe environment, such as your place of work, community space or gym/club.
For more information, visit Book A FREE Presentation || Bermuda Cancer and Health or RSVP for a scheduled
screening at Documentary – The Silent Killer: Prostate Cancer in the Black Community || Bermuda Cancer and Health
Regular exercise is a key element in reducing one’s risk for certain cancers. The AXA XL Man on the Run offers males a unique opportunity to support each other in Bermuda’s only male only walk/run event.
So, gather teams – the more the merrier! All of Bermuda’s males are welcome to participate in the running race, competitive walk, non-competitive walk, and school spirit categories. Races begin at 8:30 am on Sunday, November 13th at Warwick Academy. Register for the 10th anniversary of the AXA XL Man on the Run 5k today at 10th Annual AXA XL Man on the Run 5K || Bermuda Cancer and Health.
Another opportunity to support men’s health is MOvember Bermuda™. For 30 days men can get fancy
with their follicles and raise funds! Registration is FREE, no matter what you grow, from a tiny MO to a
Wario – every face counts in raising awareness for men’s health. But if getting hairy is a bit too scary, there are plenty of ways the community can fundraise and “grow” awareness to men’s health, such as:
• Sponsor a MO – if you’re not one to grow, support friend or colleague who is participating.
• Host a MO-ment – go big or keep it simple. Rally your colleagues/friends for a party, a game of football or a good old-fashioned cook out – whatever you like. Hosting is all about having a good time for a good cause. Ask people to donate what they would spend on a night out
towards men’s health.
• Give MO-nthly – a Monthly donation of just $10 will make a difference.
Since 2009, MOvember Bermuda™ has raised $651,483 in donations which directly benefit our.community. This is a tremendously fun month-long fundraising event for a great cause. Visit
www.movember.bm to register or to sponsor a participant today!
Prostate cancer remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. At Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, we believe that everyone should have access to necessary cancer care and treatment
regardless of their level of health insurance or ability to pay. 100% of funds raised in November support free cancer prevention programmes and the Equal Access Fund, which will assist with the cost of mammograms (yes, men get breast cancer!), ultrasounds, prostate consultations, and radiation
Community funded care starts with you. For more information visit www.chc.bm
*Source: Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, National Cancer Assessment, data Bermuda National Tumour Registry.
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