Sponsor Chris to save Man MOT

Men's Health Forum project manager Chris Stein is break-dancing to keep Man MOT running…

The Forum's deputy chief executive Tracy Herd has raised £1000 towards keeping Man MOT running. Brilliant stuff, Tracy. Now it’s project manager Chris Stein’s turn.

Tracy ran the Brighton half marathon. Chris, the best b-boy of his generation this side of the pond still able to pop, will be using his break dancing talents to bring his unique style and flavour to the song of your choice in the location of your choice. When you pledge, tell us what song and where. We’re open to other suggestions! Break dancing like never before in London: so clean, it must be seen. 

You pledge, Chris dances, we video.

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Why does it matter? Because Man MOT reaches the parts other health services cannot reach. The Man MOT service enables men to email or text chat to a doctor. No appointment, no names, no waiting. 'Virtual surgeries' help dozens of men every night we can afford to open so we know it works. 

Chris’s song suggestions:

  • Fleetwood Mac - Big Love
  • Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
  • Chic - Le Freak
  • Whitney Houston - How Will I Know?
  • Oh! - Cool Million

Chris’s location suggestions:

  • Borough Market
  • Alexandra Palace
  • The Shard
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Trafalgar Square

Tracy raised £1000. We want to do even better. So once we get £1001, we’ll post the video. Let’s see Chris kill it!

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We’re looking for more ideas. What will you do to help keep Man MOT running? 

Still not sure?

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The Men’s Health Forum need your support

It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. So we’re asking.

In the UK, one man in five dies before the age of 65. If we had health policies and services that better reflected the needs of the whole population, it might not be like that. But it is. Policies and services and indeed men have been like this for a long time and they don’t change overnight just because we want them to.

It’s true that the UK’s men don’t have it bad compared to some other groups. We’re not asking you to ‘feel sorry’ for men or put them first. We’re talking here about something more complicated, something that falls outside the traditional charity fund-raising model of ‘doing something for those less fortunate than ourselves’. That model raises money but it seldom changes much. We’re talking about changing the way we look at the world. There is nothing inevitable about premature male death. Services accessible to all, a population better informed. These would benefit everyone - rich and poor, young and old, male and female - and that’s what we’re campaigning for.

We’re not asking you to look at images of pity, we’re just asking you to look around at the society you live in, at the men you know and at the families with sons, fathers and grandads missing.

Here’s our fund-raising page - please chip in if you can.

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