United For Men's Health
The Distinguished Gentleman's Drive is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for men's health. Specifically, we and Movember are working together to combat prostate cancer and mental health impacting men all around the world. The funds we raise build vital programs and fund life-saving research, as we encourage those close to us to take care of themselves, the same way we care for our cars.
Our Mission with Movember
Our focus is on gentlemen who have been dealt a tough hand in life. In particular, we raise funds for cutting-edge research into prostate cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention programs, as part of our mission to support men’s health globally. These funds are invested by our partner, Movember, which is the world’s largest men’s health organisation.
Driving For A Purpose
The causes of suicide are complex. There’s no single reason why men take their own lives, but we do know that by improving overall mental health we can reduce the risk of suicide. We need to address untreated mental health conditions among men.
Too many men are toughing it out and struggling alone. There’s no shame in checking in your own mental wellbeing, and those close to around you. Our friends over at Movember have produced some handy guides, that might help take the sting out of broaching the subject.
Together, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Drive and Movember are breaking down these barriers that exist in men, but we need your help.
The prostate is a gland located immediately below the bladder, in front of the bowels. It produces fluid that protects and enriches sperm. Prostate cancer occurs when some of the cells in the prostate reproduce far more rapidly than normal, resulting in a tumour. If left untreated, prostate cancer cells may eventually spread from the prostate and invade distant parts of the body, particularly the lymph nodes and bones, producing secondary tumours in a process known as metastasis.
One of the most worrying aspects of the disease is that most prostate cancers develop without men experiencing any symptoms in the early stages.
What are the risk factors for prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer only affects men, as women do not have a prostate gland. Risk factors in developing the disease include:
Age: The older a man, the more likely he is to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. If you’re 50 or over, chat with your doctor about PSA testing.
Family History: A man with a father or brother who developed prostate cancer is twice as likely to develop the disease. If you’re 45 or over and prostate cancer is in your family, you should strike up the conversation about PSA testing with your doctor.
Ethnicity: Prostate cancer has an increased occurrence in men of African and Afro-Caribbean descent. If you’re 45 or over, get in contact with your doctor about PSA testing.
For more information on prostate cancer including symptoms, testing, treatment options and support resources, head over to the ‘your health’ section on Movember.com.
Our Investment Report
Your funds are already having an impact on men around the world. With your help, the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Drive will build on these crucial investments and continue to fund even more ground-breaking projects. Together the funds from The Distinguished Gentleman's Drive and The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride contribute to The Distinguished Gentleman's Fund. For a breakdown of all funded projects to date with Movember and to explore the projects in more detail, download our investment report below. In some cases, details of final projects to be funded will not be determined until later in 2022 as a result of those projects being subject to an independent peer review process.