Movember to become Official Charity Partner
11 Apr 2019
Champions Series and Movember team up against Testicular Cancer
Movember, the leading men’s health charity, has today been announced as the first ever official charity partner of QIPCO British Champions Series, which showcases the finest Flat Racing.
The charity is a leading voice in addressing the biggest issues facing men’s health including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. The partnership will seek to raise awareness of these issues amongst racefans and the hundreds of thousands of people who follow QIPCO British Champions Series each year, as well as contributing to Movember’s vital fundraising efforts.
To launch the partnership, and tying in with Testicular Cancer Awareness Month (TCAM) in April, Movember and QIPCO British Champions Series have enlisted the help of some of the brightest young jockeys in the weighing room – Oisin Murphy(23), Charlie Bishop (25) and Tom Marquand (21) – in a video to raise awareness of the disease. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer amongst young men and the best place for men to check themselves for the disease is in the shower. The initiative aims to raise awareness of Movember’s Know Thy Nuts campaign to inform young men about their risk of testicular cancer and educate them to perform testicular self-exams on a regular basis.
Oisin Murphy who helped to launch the partnership said, “As lads in the weighing room and in all walks of life there is always a lot of banter but it can sometimes be hard to really talk to people about the serious health issues that affect men. We know to our cost that mental health issues, in particular have affected many in racing, so I think this is a brilliant partnership which will hopefully bring some of these things out in the open and help people get the support they need. I am proud to be a part of it.”