Its all getting rather hairy at Linkam this month…

First there was November. Now there is Movember. The one month in the year where men across the UK, and the world proudly adapt their daily routine and instead grow a moustache as a physical reminder of men’s health issues. Thanks to events like the “tickled pink” campaign female cancers are widely known and always in press. Less attention is given to male prostate and testicular cancer which is one of the biggest killers in the UK. In 2009 nearly eleven and half thousand women in UK died of breast cancer. In the same year nearly ten and half thousand men in the UK died of prostate cancer.

The team at the start of the monthOver the month of Movember men are sponsored to grow a moustache and so change the “face” of men’s health. Sponsorship money goes to raising awareness and research. The Movember movement works in partnership with The Prostate Cancer Charity and the Institute of Cancer Research. This money goes directly to furthering these charities goals, namely to fund survivorship initiatives that provide information and support for those affected by prostate cancer, to publicise the health risks that men face and encourage men to seek medical help when required, improve diagnostic and prognostic tests and treatments so men are diagnosed faster and have a better prognosis, and fund critical research.

The team at Linkam Scientific were proud to join this campaign and collected nearly £400 sponsorship money. Well done guys!

 The team at the end of the month

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By Caroline Feltham