N(M)ovember – Changing the Face of Men's Health
December 9, 2010 – Richmond, B.C. − During November, men around the world were proud to change their calendars and take part in the annual “Movember” campaign against Prostate Cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer amongst Canadian men, currently affecting one in every six men, with an expected increase to one in four within a decade. In 2010 alone, 24,600 Canadian men will be diagnosed and over 4,300 men will die from prostate cancer2. In 2008 global numbers reached 903,000 for reported new case of prostate cancer leading to 258,000 deaths. Prostate cancer is to men what breast cancer is to women.
Wanting to do our part, ZE PowerGroup Inc. (ZE) joined Movember Canada and Prostate Cancer Canada, and several male employees put down their razors on November 1st to grow a mustache to show their support for the cause. ZE donated $25 for every participating employee, and individual employees contributed donations personally as well. This has been added to the $19.8 million that has already been raised in Canada, and the $58 million raised globally in the fight against Prostate Cancer.
ZE is focused on giving back as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility. ZE participates in many different charitable events including sponsorships, donations, and volunteer events. This past year ZE has been involved in multiple fund raising programs including our charitable donations to CARE Canada at $15,085 for Haiti Relief and $8,075 for Pakistani Relief. ZE will also be involved with raising a variety of different donations for the Richmond Food Bank as part of our giving back during the holiday season.
Some of our Movember participants. Photo taken November 30th 2010.
Prostate Cancer Canada
Canadian Cancer Society