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.
One of this year’s Movember pillars is to reduce the number of suicides among men. It is a topic many men struggle with, but which is still considered to be a taboo. I interview active Movember participant and MoRunner Hans van der Lans who openly speaks with us about his own struggle.
Olympic swimming champion Maarten van der Weijden was last year’s Movember ambassador. His successor for this year is Joost Reijns, who missed the Olympics because of testicular cancer. We spoke to him about his experience with testicular cancer and his role as ambassador for Movember and the MoRun.
John Owens - 36 years old, born and bred in London – is heading up Movember’s fundraising team in London. We wanted to learn more about his passion for Movember, the reason why he chose to work for a charity organization, and what Movember’s plans will be for 2016.