CAN's 2015 Movember campaign in full swing

16 Sep 2015 12:00pm
WINDHOEK, 16 SEP (NAMPA) - The Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) on Tuesday launched its eighth Movember project to sensitise men about various cancers affecting them.
The term Movember is a combination of the words ‘moustache’ and ‘November’ – the month during which men can show their solidarity for the fight against cancer by growing their facial hair.
The campaign has already started and will come to an end on 25 November when the 'Movember King' will be crowned.
CAN Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rolf Hansen said during the launch that too many men are affected by cancer.
“The men in our lives need an awareness campaign and the Movember campaign is all about making them aware,” he said.
Cancers that can affect men include testicular, prostate, breast and lung cancer.
Sunette Burden, one of the founding members of Movember, told Nampa that all men who want to be part of the campaign can visit the CAN offices in Windhoek to register. The registration fee is N.dollars 150, and includes a badge to show they are part of the campaign, as well as a list to collect donations.
“We at CAN would like all men to join the campaign and to not be shy by showing their support,” she said, adding that it is a national campaign.
In 2014, CAN collected N.dollars 153 000 through the Movember campaign, and its aim this year is no less than N.dollars 180 000.