In 2013 Peter Voolstra watched a TV show about Movember hosted by Humberto Tan. He had an appointment at his GP and inspired by the Movember discussion, asked his GP to check for prostate cancer. After a couple of examinations he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
We often interview people who have overcome disease, and hear their stories. But what about their loved ones? How do they deal with disease and possible loss, and what makes Movember so important to them? We spoke to Movember Run Ambassador Heico ten Cate.
Suicide occurs four times more than the average in the LHBT community, making Movember a very important topic for this community. We spoke about suicide in the LHBT community and prostate and testicular cancer with Anne Levah Russchen, LHBT project coordinator for the municipality of Alkmaar, and herself a transgender person.
Global electronic market maker and gold sponsor Optiver has challenged its competitor IMC for the Movember Run Amsterdam. Last year IMC challenged Optiver for the race. How did this friendly rivalry start? And how can it inspire other companies to participate too?
113 is a Dutch organisation that helps prevent suicide, an important cause for Movember. We spoke to director and psychiatrist Jan Mokkenstorm about dealing with suicidal thoughts, both for those who have them, and their family and friends.