If you believe that businesses should do more than just make money, donating to charity is a great place to start. Linking your donations to awareness events is the perfect way to share this giving with your customers and team.
Below are two of the awareness events happening this November and the charities you can donate to in support of them.
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1. Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Pancreatic cancer is often considered the ‘forgotten cancer’. Its vague symptoms often result in late diagnosis followed by death within months — but sometimes, sadly all too often, within weeks or days. 50% of all diagnoses are made in the A&E department — mostly with advanced, inoperable cancer. Average age of diagnosis is 72 however 40% of patients are now below 69 and the age of diagnosis is notably falling.
Decades of underfunding for pancreatic cancer means that there are no early detection tests for pancreatic cancer on the horizon. While no test exists, the key to improving survival rates is getting more patients diagnosed early. The sooner the disease is diagnosed, the better the prognosis. Currently, 5-year survival is less than 7% in the UK, however for patients able to have surgery to remove their tumour this increases up to 30%.
Pancreatic Cancer Action
Pancreatic Cancer Action is a vibrant charity, working towards a vision of a day when everyone is diagnosed early and survives pancreatic cancer. Founded by Ali Stunt in 2010 after her own experience of being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer aged 41, they specifically focus on improving pancreatic cancer survival through early diagnosis, throughout the UK.
2. Mens Health Awareness Month
In a culture where dialogues on issues within society are flowing, there is a problem that simply isn’t being spoken about enough: men are dying too young. Men experience worse long-term health than women and die an average of six years earlier. The focus of this month is to draw attention to three of the biggest health issues facing men; testicular cancer, prostate cancer and mental health and suicide prevention.
Fundamentally, many cases of all three of these issues are preventable. By spreading awareness on the signs and symptoms and eradicating the stigma some men associate with seeking help, we can work towards a less threatening future.
The Movember Foundation
Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health.
We’re the leading charity changing the face of men’s health. We know what works for men, and how to find and fund the most innovative research to have both a global and local impact. We’re independent of government funding, so we can challenge the status quo and invest quicker in what works. In 15 years we’ve funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world. By 2030 we’ll reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%.
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