Social Issues July 19, 2012
Movember All Year Round: The Survivorship Summit

Last year, Canada was the biggest supporter of the Movember movement - apparently we love growing moustaches and funding the fight against prostate cancer. Across the country we raised $32 million for prostate cancer research and care. But did you ever wonder where that money goes? The Movember organization just released a new video about one area that funding has gone to: the Survivorship Summit.

The first ever Survivorship Summit took place back in June, and it featured in-depth discussions of how doctors and caregivers can better help prostate cancer sufferers make treatment decisions, find follow-up care and get continued support to ensure a meaningful quality of life.

The Summit brought together prostate cancer experts from Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States for two days of sharing knowledge and collaborating on approaches to caring for survivors. Check out a video explaining the Summit, and introducing some of the experts who were there, below:

Not all the funding goes to survivorship: Movember says it is also committed to promoting awareness and education about prostate cancer, research into new treatments and tests, and influencing change in men's health. To find out more about the Movember movement and how you can get involved, check out the Movember Canada website right here.

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