- 17 November 2015
Glasgow MSP raises awareness for prostate and testicular cancer
SNP MSP for Glasgow Bob Doris and deputy convener of the Health and Sport Committee is participating in 'Movember,' alternately known as 'No-Shave November,' in order to raise awareness for men affected by prostate and testicular cancer, as well as poor mental health and physical inactivity.
In order to raise awareness, men participating start clean-shaven on November 1st, and then do not shave for the entirety of the month, growing out their facial hair.
According to Cancer Research UK, prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer for men in the UK, and testicular the sixteenth most common.
If you are interested in donating, Bob’s page can be found at: https://uk.movember.com/mospace/12792569. More important than donations, however, Bob is just hoping to raise awareness of male health needs.
Bob commented: "I am proud to be participating in Movember this month in order to raise awareness for such an important cause. I don’t think I’d be growing what is turning out to be a very dodgy moustache otherwise.
"In addition to raising funds for awareness and research, I’m happy I’ve been able to provide many of my colleagues with entertainment for the month. Many have diplomatically informed me that it may not be my best look. However, I am more than happy to sacrifice a little bit of my pride for a few weeks for this good cause."