As the month of November comes to an end, so will the growth of many fine looking mustaches. Why? If you didn’t already know, November is Movember, a month-long movement to raise vital awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. Visit the official U.S. Movember website to learn more.
Now for some history…
Did you know that Movember was started back in 1999 by a group of young men in Adelaide, Australia as a way to raise money for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals? Their effort was called, “Growing whiskers for whiskers.”
Then in 2004, an unrelated group in Melbourne, Victoria organised an event where 30 men would grow a moustache for 30 days in order to raise awareness for prostate cancer and depression in men. This group would later become the Movember Foundation charity.
Some of us here at Alliance Abroad Group banded together to raise money for the cause. If you care to contribute, visit our team’s donation page.
If detected early, prostate cancer is highly treatable. If not detected early and treated, prostate cancers may lead to infertility, incontinence, impotence, weakening bones, and even death. I love all the men in my life–friends, family, and my husband–and want them to lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives w/out any of the above mentioned side effects.” –Cynthia