Movember Docs head to Man City!
Doctors who treat health conditions considered to be the biggest
killers amongst Manchester men are going to be tackling footy fans
this Sunday 24th November at the ETIHAD Stadium to raise awareness
Our health trust is the first in the country to work together
with the Movember campaign in promoting awareness of men's health
Doctors from Urology, Vascular Surgery, Cardiology and Bowel
Surgery will answer questions and offer health advice at the
Manchester City Vs Tottenham Hotspurs game.
A First Stop Health bus provided by Manchester City Council will
also be at the City Stadium offering free NHS health-check ups and
advice to passers-by.
Our involvement in the event is being led by Consultant
Urological Surgeon, Richard Napier-Hemy. He has supported the
campaign for a number of years - not just out of professional
interest. Richard said:
"My support of the campaign grew out of a personal event. My
father-in-law, John Nicholls, died of prostate cancer in 2010 at
the age of 83. John was that typical man who did not want to
trouble the doctor.
"Movember is a month that presents us with an opportunity to
highlight that men should think about their health. If they are
reluctant to do so, hopefully their wives, sisters, mothers or
daughters will remind them that even women can be affected by Men's
health issues. Ask any widow, bereaved daughter or mother!"
Right: Consultant Urological Surgeons Ben Grey, Dan Burke and
Last year, our Chairman Peter Mount championed Movember and grew a
moustache for the month. This year he and Richard have enlisted the
help of a range of doctors and clinical teams who have a male
health promotion message to give.
Sarah Coghlan, UK Country Director, Movember says: "The people
of Manchester have been amazing supporters of Movember
for several years, with passionate Mo Bros and
Mo Sistas leading local communities in raising vital awareness
and funds for men's health. This year's partnership with
Central Manchester Hospitals has really turned the dial
for us and we're looking forward to working together to raise even
more awareness about men's health."
Movember challenges men to grow a moustache for the 30 days of
November, thereby changing their appearance and the face of men's
In October, Mo Bros sign up at Movember.com, and on the 1st of
Movember, with a clean-shaven face, start their Mo growing
Then for the entire month, these selfless and generous men known
as Mo Bros, effectively become walking, talking billboards for 30
days. Through their growing efforts they raise awareness for the
often ignored issues of men's health, by prompting conversations
wherever they go.
Movember's not just for men. The women of Movember, are known as
Mo Sistas. They play a vital role in the success of Movember by
supporting and encouraging the men in their life to get involved.
Mo Sistas also get involved by signing up at Movember.com.
Essentially, Mo Sistas do everything that Mo Bros do, without a
Find out more at: http://uk.movember.com/