Movember is fast approaching and it will soon be time to get your ‘stache on! Yes, the Canadian Blog House beaver has already grown his Movember ‘stache because he wanted to start spreading the word about this very important annual fundraising phenomenon.
So what is Movember? For those men who have been wasting countless hours in the bathroom each November getting rid of all evidence of facial hair, Movember is a month-long health awareness campaign that raises millions of dollars for the fight against Prostate Cancer, as well as men’s mental and physical health issues. Starting each Movember 1st, millions of men around the world put down their razors and grow the best, bushiest moustaches they can over the month of November, while all the while raising money for this charity, and more importantly, having those conversations about men’s health that many men generally wish to avoid.
“The growth of a new moustache prompts a conversation, which in turn generates awareness and educates people on the health issues men face.” Movember.com
Did you know that, according to the Prostate Cancer Canada website, Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer to affect Canadian men. My two uncles, both of whom have passed away, fought Prostate cancer at one point in their lives. I’ve known many more men in my life who have fought this form of cancer. Some survived, while others weren’t so lucky.
Whether it’s Prostate Cancer, mental health issues, or some other disease or disorder that affects the men in our lives, the bottom line is we need to talk about these issues, and get our men talking about them too. That’s why it is so important to get everyone taking part in Movember.
Movember is more than just about who has grown the biggest, baddest, bushiest moustache in the month of November. It’s about men being proactive with their own health care, and talking about it.
As their tag line states, Movember IS changing the face of Men’s Health.
Do what you can to help the health of Canada’s men…here’s how you can get involved or donate.
Go get your ‘stache on Canada!
Disclosure: Canadian Blog House did not receive compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.