Margaret McDougall MSP joins ‘Mo Sistas’ to help fight prostate cancer
Posted by Margaret McDougall MSP
Margaret McDougall, Labour MSP for West Region has supported her male colleagues in Holyrood and thousands of ‘Mo Bros’ across Scotland during Movember to help change the face of men’s health.
Margaret McDougall, joins a raft of ‘Mo Sistas’ in supporting MSPs, staff and the wider public in the month-long razor rest to grow and groom a moustache as part of Movember, to help raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues.
Movember – which aims to ‘change the face of men’s health, one moustache at a time’ – has chosen Prostate Cancer UK as its principal partner and beneficiary for funds raised in the UK. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in Scotland. It is almost as common – and deadly – for men as breast cancer is for women.
First time “Mo Sista”, Margaret McDougall, said:
“I’m proud to support Movember, it is a hugely successful campaign that raises awareness of prostate cancer and brings millions of pounds to fund vital research in to looking for new treatments as well as enchaining care and support”
“Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Scottish men and is predicted to be the most common cancer overall by 2030. It is therefore incredibly important that we do all we can to ensure all men affected by the disease get the care and support they need.”
Owen Sharp, Chief Executive of Prostate Cancer UK, said:
“Even though – on the face of it – Movember appears to be a lighthearted initiative, it has been hugely successful in raising millions of pounds for research into prostate cancer and enhance support services for men with the disease. It is also a fantastic way of getting younger men to start thinking about their health.”
“It’s great that Margaret McDougall, has joined me and thousands of Mo Bro’s and Mo Sista’s across Scotland in supporting Movember and Prostate Cancer UK. Despite being the most common cancer in men in Scotland, and projected to be the most common cancer overall by 2030, prostate cancer has not received the priority it deserves historically, leaving us decades behind where we need to be. Working together, Movember and Prostate Cancer UK are helping to redress this balance by putting men’s health firmly in the spotlight.
Since its humble beginning in Melbourne Australia in 2003, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.1 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate so far.”
So far in 2012 over 350,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas have registered to support the campaign which raised over £22 million in the UK in 2011. These funds have helped support Prostate Cancer UK’s vital work fighting prostate cancer on every front – though research, support, information and campaigning.”