Movember - Hairy Faces for Men's Health
By: Lori Bonham | Oct 31, 2013 8:00 AM
If you see men sporting mustaches more often than usual over the upcoming month, it might not be just a fashion trend. Each November men worldwide focus on men’s health by participating in “Movember”. Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths among men. Besides getting an annual check-up, the Movember Foundation urges men to be aware of any family history of cancer, and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Movember encourages men - “Mo Bros” is the term for those who participate - to join the movement by growing a moustache during November. Men can participate individually, although many join together in teams and hold competitions to grow the best moustache. But the month is not only for men. “Mo Sistas” can participate and help raise funds and support the men in their lives. In 2012 the US Movember campaign raised $21.0 million for men’s health programs focused on awareness and education, living with and beyond cancer and research.
It all kicks off on November 1, with Shave the Date when men shave their faces smooth and begin their hairy month ahead. Men can register on Movember.com, to get involved, track the growth of their moustache, and request donations from friends and family.
To learn more about men’s health at University of Utah Health care go to healthcare.utah.edu/menshealth
About the author:
Lori Bonham is a marketing manager at University of Utah Health Care. Follow her on Twitter: @bonhamlcomments powered by Disqus