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Movember – Changing the face of Men’s Health

Movember (the month formally known as November) is a charity event held during November each year.

At the start of Movember guys register with a clean shaven face. The Movember participants known as Mo Bros then have the remainder of the month to grow and groom their Mo (Australian slang for moustache) and along the way raise as much money and awareness about male health issues as possible.

But it’s not all fun and games, so why the extreme behavior?

Which ever way we look at it, men are far less healthy than women. The average life expectancy for men is many years less than females; seven years less for African American men and five years less for Caucasian men.

The obvious question is why?

The answer is because men lack awareness about the very real health issue they face, have an attitude that they have to be tough – “a real man” and are reluctant to see a doctor about an illness or to go for regular medical checks.

The aim of Movember is to change these attitudes, make male health fun by putting the Mo (moustache) back on the face of American men and in the process raise some serious funds for the number one male health issue, prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the U.S.A with one in six American men developing the disease and 27,000 men dying of the disease every year.

Movember is very proud to be teaming with the Prostate Cancer Foundation www.prostatecancerfoundation.org in the U.S.A.

All donations are made directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation which will use the funds for high-impact research to find better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. The Prostate Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

We challenge you to change the face of men’s health.

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