Show Your "Mo" for Men's Health

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Did you know data suggests that men experience worse long-term health than women do over their lifetime? How about the fact that men die on average six years earlier than women?

The risks associated with men's health are staggering:

  • prostate cancer rates are expected to double in the next 15 years
  • testicular cancer rates have doubled in the last 50
  • three quarters of suicides are men

For these reasons, Proton OnSite employees banded together this November to participate in the Movember Challenge. Initiated to bring attention to preventative health care and mental illness in men, the Movember Foundation has become a pioneer in addressing the current crisis at a global scale.

Why We Mo

Proton OnSite is dedicated to supporting the health and happiness of our staff and extended "Proton family." As part of a fun initiative to draw attention to the Movember Foundation, and it's important cause, some of our team members have now made the annual commitment to grow facial hair during the month of November.

A previous post we shared earlier this month offered "Before Shots" of those participating, and as promised, we are excited to share the "Aftermath". Congratulations to all those contributors (Proton & public) who tackled this task with zeal.

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Looking Ahead

The organization has had ground-breaking results engaging with men all over the world and changing the dialogue about men's health awareness. By 2030, the Movember Foundation will reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%. Read about the Movember Foundation's efforts here.