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Make it a Movember to Remember by Supporting Men’s Health

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November — or "Movember" — is men's health month. Here's how you can become involved.

Does your company (like the New York Yankees) have a policy against facial hair? If so, you might want to consider giving that policy a rest in November and allowing your male employees to show their support for man’s health issues by growing a “mo” (short for moustache) during “Movember.” 

Movember is an international movement to raise funds and awareness to combat prostate cancer and testicular cancer, and to assist men who are having mental health challenges.

The Movember movement began in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, and since then has grown to become a global movement, inspiring more than three million “Mo Bros” and “Mo Sistas” to participate across 21 countries worldwide. In 2012, the movement raised $147 million (U.S.) globally, with $21 million of that coming from the United States.

Of course, there’s more to Movember and men’s health than just growing a moustache! To find out how to get involved, visit the organization’s website: http://us.movember.com/about/.

Men are often “too tough” or too busy to pay proper attention to their health. But awareness, education, and early detection are all important. If the moustache on the face of one of your technicians starts a dialogue, it might help save a life. Go Mo in Movember!

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on Nov 13, 2013

Good blog! I hope this picks up steam. I've been wondering why the NFL ignores prostate cancer awareness. After all, football IS played by manly men. One of my life heroes, Rush Limbaugh, has said there needs to be more attention paid to prostate cancer among the major media, and I agree. He suggested the "color" for PC be beige, since that's the color they use for the prostate gland in those models you see in the doctor's office. I'm serious here. As a PC survivor, I say right on, Ron!

on Nov 13, 2013

Thanks, Terry! We'll increase awareness one prostate gland at a time. Now, about your choice of "life heroes . . ."

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