Real Men Grow Beards

Even though they itch a bit in the early days and make soup a questionable lunchtime choice, real men still grow beards. Why? Because real men like to feel like bears. Grizzly bears. Big, heaving, honey guzzling grizzly bears. This December we will be raising funds for our work supporting people with Bowel Cancer raising awareness of the disease, its symptoms and the need for early diagnosis.

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So you want to grow a beard?

Or maybe you already have a beard and you just want to lend the weight of your bristles to Decembeard. Register below and use your face-rug to make a difference…There are three easy steps to becoming a real man

Step 1: Register your details

Step 2: Tell all your family and friends you’re a real man now

Step 3: Get sponsored and turn your man-fuzz into moolah

   Register here

Get your pub involved!

We are asking pubs all over Cork to recruit a group of lads to grow beards for the month of December while raising funds for The Mercy Hospital! If you like you can complete the event with a shave off in your pub on Christmas week or even New Year’s Eve Day!

This event will engage your customers in a fun group event for the whole month of December and you can be assured the banter will be flowing!  So join in with your regulars now by contacting us here to order posters and sponsorship cards. You can help raise funds to help beat men’s cancer right here in Cork.

Lend us your face fuzz and sign up for Decembeard today!

Register here. 

About Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer in men, with one in ten men likely to be diagnosed with the disease by age 85. The funds you raise from your beard-growing mission will go towards bowel cancer projects here in The Mercy Hospital.

An average of 2,436 new cases of bowel cancer are diagnosed in Ireland every year and 1,040 deaths to cancer annually are due to Bowel Cancer. Yet, in over 90% of cases, Bowel Cancer can be successfully treated if diagnosed early enough. That is why it is so important to be aware of the symptoms and act on them. If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms for three weeks or more then please seek advice from your GP:

  • Bleeding from the bottom
  • A change in bowel habit
  • Abdominal pain especially if severe
  • A lump in your tummy
  • Weight loss and tiredness

Cancer affects so many people, directly or through friends and family. Thanks to you, and supporters like you, The Mercy Hospital will be at the forefront of diagnosis, treatment and patient care for the people of Munster.

The Mercy Hospital Foundation is proud to be part of The Men’s Cancer Alliance which raises funds to beat Men’s Cancer.