Movember – Men’s Health Awareness Month

We challenge men to grow and care for a mustache as a sign of commitment to funding men’s health projects focused on testicular cancer, prostate cancer, suicide prevention, and mental health.

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It is a common stereotype that men live less than women. However, stereotypes exist for a reason. When it comes to health, men often don’t talk, don’t ask for help, and die young. It is a preconceived idea, and in modern times, men are more prone to discuss and take care of their bodies, from the inside to the outside.

Therefore, all men need to be aware of the importance of health prevention, screenings, and early disease detection, no matter how old-fashioned they might be.

November becomes Movember

It is all about changing the face of men’s health. We challenge men to grow and care for a mustache as a sign of commitment. On November 1st, men are supposed to start with a clean, shaved face and show the result of this effort throughout the month. Men and women are also encouraged to get involved in creating or hosting fundraising events. Yes, money is a crucial asset for innovative research, but the conversation built around these events is equally important and could be life-changing.

Two Australian mates (Travis Garone and Luke Slattery) started the conversation that became a movement in 2003 when they convinced 30 friends to take up the challenge and bring back mustaches to fashion trends. They began their hairy tale with the inspiration of 480 Mo Bros and Mo Sisters, which helped raise almost 41 thousand dollars for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and covered the cancer treatments for six men.

Since then, over five million people have become Mo Bros and Mo Sisters to help save men’s lives. People raised over 911 million dollars to fund more than 1,250 men’s health projects focused on testicular cancer, prostate cancer, suicide prevention, and mental health.

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Join the men’s health awareness!

Movember is a celebration of men having longer, happier, and healthier lives, receiving financial support for their disease treatments, or getting essential health education. There have been considerable advances in scientific research about prostate or testicular cancer. However, it is still not easy for specialists to predict if a tumor will grow or how to prevent the formation of one.

You can always help raise awareness by doing some of these simple actions:

  • Grow and groom your mustache during November

  • Stay physically active

  • Donate to your local or favorite charity

  • Have a good time at a fundraising event

  • Spread the word about men’s health prevention

  • Encourage the men in your life to get screened regularly

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