5 December 2023

More reports of member organisation activity during November

From motor-racing events to advertising stands in shopping centres, organisations for men with prostate cancer across Europe continued to hold awareness-raising activities throughout November/Movember.

Europa Uomo Slovakia joined with the Slovak Urological Society, the Slovak Cancer League and sponsors to organise a press conference about early detection of prostate cancer. Ambassador for the event was Slovak racing driver Maťo Homola, Eastern European touring car champion, who took media representatives for laps on the Slovakoring circuit.

“The whole event had an excellent response in Slovakia this year, and we hope that this will be reflected in the number of men visiting urologists,” said Josef Blazek of Europa Uomo Slovakia (pictured left with Maťo Homola and other guest speakers).

In Sweden, the annual “Mustaschkampen” campaign reached its peak around Father's Day, celebrating fathers around the country at the same time as pressing home messages about men's health.

In Portugal, the Associação Portuguesa de Doentes da Próstata launched an advertising campaign in large shopping centres across the country drawing attention to prostate health problems. It also produced videos with urologists and patients demystifying prostate cancer and posters emphasising the role of women in accessing information and pointing to the importance of early diagnosis

Meanwhile, Stanislav Kolb from the Czech Patients Organisation (AMS), which is applying for Europa Uomo associate member, appeared in the main news on Czech television discussing the importance of PSA testiing with doctors and a health insurance representative. He spoke of his appreciation that after five years’ campaigning, a pilot PSA screening project will start in the Czech Republic in 2024.