November 1st marks the beginning of ‘Movember,’ a month-long fundraising initiative that challenges men across Canada to grow a moustache to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
The Canadian branch of the Movember Foundation says to date, through the moustaches grown, connections created, and conversations started, it has helped fund nearly 300 men’s health projects in this country.
The Movember Foundation says eleven men die each day in Canada from prostate cancer, and 21,300 men will be diagnosed with the disease this year. Eight men a day take their own life, and three out of four suicides are by men. Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in young men.
For those growing a moustache for Movember, it’s not too late to get involved. The Movember Foundation encourages men to shave their faces clean before growing their moustache for the 30 days of Movember. Alternatively, men with beards can shave it back into just a moustache, and let that grow for the rest of the month.
For more information and to register your intention to participate, go to: https://ca.movember.com/?home
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