Saturday, November 10, 2012

Movember!

We all know that October is breast cancer awareness month, in fact the little pink ribbon turned 20 this year. Now, have you ever heard of Movember?




The following copied/pasted from Movember and Sons Canada

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health initiatives.



On Movember 1st, guys register at Movember.com with a clean-shaven face. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words, they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry and valour by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Partés held around the world by Movember, for Movember.  



The Movember Effect: Awareness & Education, Survivorship, Research

The funds raised in Canada support men's health issues, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health initiatives.   

The funds raised are directed to programs run directly by Movember and our men’s health partner, Prostate Cancer Canada. Together, these two channels work together to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in line with our strategic goals.

For more information on the programs we are funding please visit the following:
Prostate Cancer Canada
Awareness & Education
Global Action Plan
Canadian Male Health Network

So do go check it out, it's really a great cause!

Mustache photo credit: http://www.blogut.ca/2010/11/03/movember/
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