Itís that time of year again for men to get their moustaches on to help create awareness for menís health.
Originating in Melbourne, Australia, the "Movember" movement has now reached men all across the globe in hopes of changing the face of menís heath by creating awareness specifically in the areas of prostate and testicular cancer.
Men may not be as vocal and supportive about cancer prevention as women are with breast cancer, and, unfortunately, this lack of awareness can result in an advanced cancer diagnosis. Awareness raised from Movember may help to change the attitudes of men in regard to health risks, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment.
So how does one become a "Mo Bro"? Men start November 1st clean-shaven, and over the next 30 days, they groom, trim, and wax those luscious lip locks into artful pieces of moustachery all in an effort to help raise funds for prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. And donít worry, ladies, no need to feel left out -- you too can become involved by becoming a "Mo Sista." Although I would not recommend growing a moustache, you can simply donate and provide support and awareness for the men in your life.
Programs such as Movember & Sons donate more than 80 percent of their proceeds to help provide awareness, education, and support for those men in need. The funds raised by Movember & Sons also help to support other cancer foundations such as the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LiveStrong.
For the Mo on the go, Movember & Sons offers a free app for your iPhone or Android smartphones. This will allow you to keep track of your campaign as you raise mo money throughout the month of November. Once you register, all you Mo Bros and Mo Sistas will be automatically entered into a cash prize drawing for those who raise the most money or for those who have the sleekest staches at the end of the month.
Regardless of your winnings, the fact that you helped to create more awareness, prevention, and support for the men in your life goes far beyond any prize you could win.
How will you show support for Movember?