Funded Programs

LIVING WITH AND BEYOND PROSTATE CANCER


A cancer diagnosis is a life changing moment. It creates uncertainty and urgent questions, some of which a doctor, those around you or a researcher can't answer.  Diagnosis is just the first step in a man's cancer journey; finding resources, telling family, friends and work, deciding the best treatment option, going through treatment, rehabilitation, returning to life beyond cancer make up just some of the steps.
 
A strategic priority at Movember is providing a range of services that support men living with prostate cancer and having the care needed to be physically and mentally well, today.  
 
“We want men faced with a cancer diagnosis to know they have our support, that they have the information and guidance they need to make the right treatment decision, they know what to expect and what to ask.  But it doesn’t stop there, we fund services to help each guy find their own way through their cancer journey — today in the middle of it and tomorrow beyond it.”  Adam Garone, CEO and co-founder
 
At Movember we strive to identify the issues faced by men in order to comprehensively improve the quality of their life.  To ensure we are achieving this we have developed a set of indicators and result statements that we seek to achieve from our investment in living with cancer programs. 
 
Key indicators for men with prostate cancer include:
  1. Full recovery from urinary dysfunction
  2. Full recovery from bowel dysfunction
  3. Effectively managing pain, fatigue, nausea and other symptoms
  4. Satisfaction with the level of sexual function
  5. Not being depressed or anxious
 

Programs in Action

One way Movember is helping to impact men living with and beyond cancer is through a new program run by Prostate Cancer Canada called A Survivorship Action Plan (ASAP). ASAP is a 10 million dollar investment to fund programs that help men living with and beyond cancer. This represents one of the most significant investments made to improving the quality of life for men living with and beyond prostate cancer in Canadian history!
 
The initiative has facilitated the creation of a collaborative network of organizations from across Canada focussed on improving the lives of men living with prostate cancer, together with their partners, families and carers.
 
After an open request for Expressions of Interest, the ASAP collaborative network was confirmed and the network members will develop evidence based practical solutions that can be applied from a local to a national level. Funding is due to be awarded to funded organizations in late 2013.

If you’d like to view a complete list of all the cancer support programs being funded by Movember please review the report cards.