Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Did You Shave Today? It’s the First Day of Movember!

This year, grow a moustache that you can be proud of.
Today marks the first day of “Movember,” a month where men set aside shaving their face to bring awareness about men’s health. As we stand right now, men die on average six years earlier than women for a variety of reasons. This year’s campaign, the Movember Foundation is asking men and women to:

  • Grow: Grow a moustache or support someone who can.
  • Move: Make a commitment to get active.
  • Host: Host an event to help raise awareness.

“Many of our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing health crisis in the areas of prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health, and without people talking, and taking action, nothing will change. The Movember Foundation understands this, and by sparking conversations and engaging with men where they are, the Foundation hopes to drive this change,” says Mark Hedstrom, SVP of Global Operations at the Movember Foundation.

The Movember Foundation has been active since 2003 and since that time, more than $710 million has been raised and 1,200 men’s health projects have been funded in 21 countries. The three biggest issues that the Movember Foundation wants to tackle:

  • Prostrate Cancer: 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with the disease
  • Testicular Cancer: About 8,720 new cases of testicular cancer are diagnosed each year
  • Mental Health: Men are more than three times more likely to commit suicide than women and about 87 men take their own life each year.

Join the movement for men’s health by signing up to Grow, Move or Host at Movember.com