Movember's Owen Sharp presents 'Save the Male' masterclass at GCU

23 May 2017

Movember

Owen Sharp, Global CEO of the Movember Foundation, has an ambitious target of reducing the number of men dying prematurely by 25% by 2030.

The Movember Foundation charity is addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.

In a unique Masterclass at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) entitled ‘Save the male: Tales of leading the global fight to stop men dying too young’, Owen will describe the organisation’s vision of having an everlasting impact on the face of men's health.

An inspirational graduate of GCU, Owen has dedicated his career to men’s health charities, as CEO of Victim Support, Prostate Cancer UK and now Movember. Owen started his career as a nurse in Glasgow and has worked in a number of leadership roles all hospitals in the UK, keeping active in the fight to improve men’s health.        

The Movember Foundation encourages men to grow a moustache – or ‘mo’ - to raise money throughout the month of November and has built on this success with fundraising activities such as the Move challenge, which encourages people to carry out a physical activity to raise funds for or awareness of men’s health issues.

From humble beginnings in Australia in 2003, the Movember movement has grown to be a truly global one, inspiring support from over 5 million ‘Mo Bros and Mo Sistas’ around the world.

Owen is responsible for the leadership of the Foundation’s teams across the globe.

He said: “I want to tell people a story of how being a disruptive force in a traditional industry has proved that it is possible to reach the unreachable. Movember is an organisation that has done more than any other to highlight the fact that men are dying too young, unnecessarily.”

The Masterclass will take place at GCU on May 31. To register, visit Eventbrite.

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