November may be a little extra dark this year, but we can make it somewhat brighter by using this month to shine extra light on men’s health. JTH’s event hosting association HIKE is doing what they can to honour the international Movember initiative. Head of HIKE’s Albin Augustsson on how they will go through with it in regards to current restrictions:
“HIKE’s Movember campaign is a one-month long event where we try to collect as much money as possible to donate to the research of prostate cancer, the most common form of cancer in Sweden. This is an annual event that happens in November each year, and usually during this month we do a lot of different things to encourage the students of JU to donate. We arrange auctions, we have competitions, and we sell our Movember patches.
As mentioned, our Movember patches sells each year and everything is donated by the end of November to charity. Each patch costs at minimum 50 SEK but everyone is of course free to donate more if they’d like.
For the 2020 campaign, HIKE had even bigger plans on how to encourage even more students to participate and show their support. Our plans being to include schools outside of JTH by being more visible and have more sale opportunities all over campus. We also had plans on bringing in other JTH associations to further market the campaign with fun milestones. Unfortunately, due to the new regulations we are not allowed to have any physical activity at campus, which also means that we cannot sell our patches as planned.
Even though we cannot sell our patches on campus right now, we still want to keep the campaign going. Right now, we are working on a solution on how to make it possible for students to buy a patch and participate in the campaign. So, if you are interested in buying a patch, we recommend you to keep an eye on HIKE’s social medias, where information on sales plans for Movember will be posted. “