During the month of November, guys all around the world are saying goodbye to their razors and growing out their facial hair to support men’s health awareness.
Movember, starting in Australia, is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as depression in men, prostate cancer and other male cancers, and associated charities. The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health.”
By encouraging men (whom the charity refers to as “Mo Bros”) to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
No-Shave November is a different organization that encourages people to donate what they would otherwise spend on hair grooming to the American Cancer Society. Instead of being “all about the mustache,” this group is a little more “anything goes.” Participants can grow mustaches and beards, but it also encourages women to maybe skip shaving their legs.
No-Shave November was founded on Facebook in 2009, but last year, began a partnership with the American Cancer Society.
Wishing you a healthy Movember…
Let’s be Thankful
“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flames by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” – Albert Schweitzer
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