What’s Movember you ask?
Here’s a little extract about it from Wikipedia ~
Movember (a portmanteau from moustache and “November“) is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and other male cancers, and associated charities. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com. The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health.”
By encouraging men (who 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.
And here’s the lo-down on the month-long event from the official Movmber website ~
The Movember Foundation aims to change this way of thinking by putting a fun twist on this serious issue. Using the moustache as a catalyst, the idea is to bring about change and give men the opportunity and confidence to learn and talk about their health and take action when needed.
As a global men’s health movement, the Movember Foundation has the ambition to contribute to improving the lives of men around the world. This will be achieved through programs we fund in the areas of – Awareness & Education, Living with Cancer, Research and Mental Health. We see success as moving the dial on progress towards:
Reduced mortality from prostate, testicular cancer and men’s suicide
Men living with prostate or testicular cancer being physically and mentally well
Men and boys understanding how to be mentally healthy and taking action when they experience mental health problems
Men and boys with mental health problems not being discriminated against
So for a while now I have been contemplating about embarking on Movember. This time around a well timed ad on YouTube reminded me about the event and lo and behold I am all gussied up to grow and sport a moustache to show my support for this noble and worthwhile cause.
You too can show your support by getting involved in a number of ways as listed on the official site here.
Should you choose to support my Movember commitment, here’s the link to donate (Go on, don’t be a stingy miser!) – https://www.movember.com/sg/donate/payment/member_id/10693953/
Check out my Movember Mo Space (think of it like a Facebook page for my Movember updates!) – http://mobro.co/neoaaragorn