So, the guys in the office (and a couple of the gals) are proudly doing “Movember”. What’s Movember? It’s where we pledge not to shave our mustaches (or lack thereof) during the month of November and raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
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Here’s the scoop from the official Movember site:
Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a charity event held during November each year.
the start of Movember guys register with a clean shaven face. The
Movember participants, known as Mo Bros, then have the remainder of the
month to grow and groom their Mo (Australian slang for moustache),
raising money and awareness along the way for men’s health and the
fight against prostate cancer.
Movember culminates at the end of
the month at the Gala Partés. These glamorous and groomed events will
see Tom Selleck, Hulk Hogan and Borat look-a-likes battle it out for
their chance to take home the prestigious Man of Movember title.
growing a Mo is left to the guys, Mo Sistas (women who support their
guys or just love Mo’s!) form an important part of Movember by
recruiting Mo Bros, helping to raise funds and attending the highly
anticipated Gala Partés.
But it’s not all fun and games, so why the extreme behavior?
way we look at it, men are far less healthy than women. The average
life expectancy for men is many years less than that of women; seven
years less for African American men and five years less for Caucasian
The obvious question is why?
Men lack awareness
about the very real health issues they face. Many feel they have to be
tough – “a real man” – and are reluctant to see a doctor about an
illness or to go for regular medical check ups.
The aim of
Movember is to change these attitudes and make men’s health fun by
putting the Mo back on the face of American men while raising some
serious funds for the number one men’s health issue, prostate cancer.
cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the US with one in six
American men developing the disease and more than 28,000 men dying of
the disease every year.
Movember is very proud to be teaming with the Prostate Cancer Foundation in the US.
donations made will go directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation,
which will use the funds for high-impact research to find better
treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. The Prostate Cancer
Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are
tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
We challenge you to change the face of men’s health.