Cruden Group launches C Fit for ‘Movember’
Unfortunately in the past, Health has taken a back seat to Safety as a priority in our industry, but it’s a growing agenda now and in recognition, Cruden Group is launching the Cruden Fit initiative or C Fit for short. To get the ball rolling so to speak, Cruden has committed to proactively working to raise awareness of health issues amongst staff, operatives, family members, friends and people we all come into contact with.
We will be organising several initiatives and focussing on a number of health themes not just associated with work, but personal wellbeing too. Over the coming weeks and months, everyone at Cruden Group will have the opportunity to get involved starting with ‘Movember.’
This is a movement for men's health and is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale. All year round they are addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. They do this, independent of government funding, so that they can challenge the status quo and invest quicker in what works.
In 13 years they have funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world.
For 30 days in the month formerly known as November, Mo Bros rally to support the cause, to get men talking and to raise awareness of serious health issues, whilst also raising funds for men’s health projects. Over twenty male Cruden employees including Directors have committed to becoming Mo Bros.
Hers’s just a few ways how our Mo Bros are to get involved:-
- Grow a Mo.
- Staff who normally sport a Mo or beard are being encouraged to shave it off
- Taking part in a moving challenge and getting more active.
- Talking – not about the footie, about men’s health
A few facts to consider:-
- Men experience worse longer-term health than women and die on average six years earlier.
- Prostate cancer rates are expected to double in the next 15 years.
- Testicular cancer rates have already doubled in the last 50.
- Three quarters of suicides are men. Poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own life every year. That’s one every minute.
Movember however is not just about the men. Mo Sistas welcomes women’s participation both for themselves and to lead by example, as they are the ones normally encouraging men to go to the doctor. We are delighted that Cruden’s female staff are supporting and getting involved, encouraging the men in their life and their male colleagues to take part and positively promote C Fit.
There will be more news stories throughout November, and if you want to know more about the Movember initiative then please follow the link below:
If you want to join our team, follow the link below:
Watch this space for more C Fit news and activities.