• Movember Contest - Grow Your Mo!

    Oct 29, 2018

    The Movember Foundation

    The Movember Foundation has one simple, yet profound mission. To stop men from dying before their time.

    Men are facing a health crisis that it isn’t being talked about nearly enough. The mustache serves as the foundation’s ribbon. It’s meant to start conversations, raise money, and ultimately, save lives. The Movember Foundation is the leading charity dedicated to tackling the biggest health issues that men face:

    Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer kills an average of 45 men every hour.  It’s one of the most common forms of cancer in men and rates are on the rise. It’s estimated that by 2030 there will be 1.7 million men living with prostate cancer. Presently this disease takes the lives of hundreds of thousands of men each year, and survivors often live with serious side effects from treatment.

    Testicular Cancer

    Testicular cancer can feel particularly tragic as it often strikes young. Most cases are men between 15 and 40 years old. There is a 95% survival rate, but that still leaves 1 in 20 that won’t live through it.

    Mental Health

    All over the world, suicide rates are alarmingly high, yet there is still a stigma attached to talking about Mental Health. Three quarters of all suicides are men. That’s an average of one man a minute lost. That's every minute of every day. Far too many men are struggling in silence and isolation.

    The Movember Foundation aims to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by at least 25% by 2030.

    The Foundation does not take government funding, freeing it to challenge the status quo and invest time and money where it will work most effectively for men. In 15 years they have funded over 1,200 men’s health projects across the globe.

    You can join the Movember movement. Register to grow your mo, or donate directly, today.

  • Movember: How to Participate

    Nov 01, 2017

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    Movember has grown from 30 Mo Bros in 2003 to over 5 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to date. It’s the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, addressing not only prostate cancer, but testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Independent of government funding, the Movember organization challenges the status quo and invests quicker in what works. In 13 years Movember has funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world. Timbercreek wants you to support this worthy cause so here are a few ways you can get involved with Movember this fall.

    Grow a Moustache

    Growing a moustache and collecting donations is the easiest way to show your support. To get started, simply sign up at the Movember website and create your own custom page. Then, start growing. You’ve got 30 days to grow your best Tom Selleck or Lanny McDonald, during which time you can fundraise for donations to support the cause. Learn more here.

    Create Your Own Event

    Can’t grow a stache? No problem. You can still get involved by creating your own fundraiser. How you fundraise is up to you and almost anything is possible. Plan your event, sign up and create a free page on the Movember site, and put the word out. Check out more here.

    Host an Event

    Whether it’s a golf tournament, band night, or a dinner party – this Movember, get friends and colleagues together to raise funds, make some noise, and stop men from dying too young. It doesn’t have to be big -- just make it bold. Find out more here.

    Donate

    If you don’t want to host, think up an event, or grow out your stache, you can always donate. You can also organize an employee matching donation program in your business or office, encouraging your organization to widen its reach. Find out more.

    Join an “Industry Challenge”

    During Movember, join one of many Industry Challenges to compete with other fundraisers in your work sector and around the country. There are prizes and rewards on offer, plus the chance to claim bragging rights for a year. Check out the Industry Challenges that were on offer in 2016 here.

    Timbercreek hopes this article inspires you to support Movember this year. For more information about Timbercreek Communities in your city, please visit our website.

  • How You Can Partake In Movember And Where To Donate

    Nov 03, 2016

    Depositphotos_91703518_s-2015Move over October—Movember is here! The Movember Foundation is ready for a full month of mo-growing, Move challenges and more. Timbercreek Communities hopes you will support Movember in your community this year in one of these ways. 

    Grow Your Mo

    Movember is the only global organization completely committed year-round to stop men from dying too young. Over $759 million has been raised since the project began in 2003. The easiest way to participate in this international movement is to grow a Mo! As you grow your mustache, join millions of other Mo Bros and Mo Sistas in raising funds and spreading the word about important men’s health issues.

    Take The Move Challenge

    Is mustache-growing not your thing? Make Movember your month for moving by committing to a Move challenge. Register for a race, take a class or try a new sport. Your efforts will help you stay healthy and promote men’s health.

    Host An Event

    Raise funds in an environment that’s comfortable and fun for your friends and family. Throw a dinner party, or host a dance party or movie night to raise money for Movember.  Here are a couple great tips for how to get started online.

    Donate Online Or Shop For The Cause

    Workaholic? If you can’t commit to growing a stache or hosting an event, you can still make an impact this Movember. Donate directly to the cause online or arrange a matching donation. Another easy option? Sport some Mo swag to spread the word as you go about your busy day. 

    Happy Movember! Timbercreek Communities hopes you support this worthy cause this month. Whether you try a Move challenge or grow the best mo in town, you can make a difference in men’s lives! For more information about Timbercreek Communities apartments, visit our website.  

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