(Post written by Nick Morrissey )
Movember is not just a month where men grow beautiful moustaches, its a month dedicated to spreading awareness of mens health. On average, men die five years younger than women. Men are 24% less likely to go to the doctor compared to women. Due to this, men lack the awareness and understanding of the health issues they face.
Similar to Breast Cancer Awareness Month where people where pink ribbons during the month of October, during Movember the moustache is our ribbon. One man in 6 will get prostate cancer during his lifetime and one in 36 will die of the disease. Not only does the Movember Foundation support Prostate Cancer Foundation but they also supports the LIVESTRONG Foundation and they focus on men’s health, testicular cancer and men’s mental health.
Movember is starting to come to a end, and us men may be literally itching to shave off these beautiful ‘staches, but our efforts are part of a global effort to raise awareness. Thank you for everyones support, encouragement and participation in this years Movember and remember, its never too late to support the cause!
You can donate to my moustache by:
1. Donating online at http://mobro.co/showthemo
2. Writing a check to ‘Movember’, referencing my registration ID: 1104652 and mailing it to: Movember US, P.O. Box 1595, Culver City, CA 90232