It’s Movember! What Does That Mean Again?

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What do moustaches have to do with men’s health? Well, during Movember (November 1 – 30) growing a moustache is a lighthearted and visual way to bring some attention to men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancertesticular cancer and mental health.

Throughout the month, participants are encouraged to “let it grow,” with individuals and groups supporting their “moustache momentum” by donating to Movember, a national, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. (Learn more about Funded Programs.) To date, the Movember community has raised $559 million and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries.[i]

Men's health Movember

Men’s Health Movember

The Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health. Overall, the community has raised $559 million to date and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries. This work is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.

About Prostate Cancer

  • It’s the second most common cancer in men in the U.S.[v]
  • More than 233,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014.[vi]
  • There are several treatment options available.[vii]

About Testicular Cancer

  • It’s the most common cancer in young men 15 to 35 years.[viii]
  • About 8,820 new cases are diagnosed annually.[ix]
  • It’s a highly treatable cancer — it can be effectively treated, and potentially cured, if diagnosed and treated early.[x]

Sarah Cannon employees join in on the fun of the Movember campaign to raise awareness of men’s cancers by allowing encouraging all employees to grow a moustache or beard during the month of November, and supporting our efforts by donating to The Movember Foundation. Join us!

Visit the Movember Foundation Get Involved page.

Sources:

No-Shave November
Movember — Mental HealthTesticular CancerProstate CancerAbout Movember
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) — Any Mental Illness (AMI) Among Adults
WomensHealth.gov — Mental health for men
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration — 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Findings and Detailed Tables
[i]http://us.movember.com/about
[ii]http://us.movember.com/mens-health/mental-health
[iii]http://us.movember.com/mens-health/mental-health
[iv]http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/prevalence/any-mental-illness-ami-among-adults.shtml
[v] http://us.movember.com/mens-health/prostate-cancer
[vi] http://us.movember.com/mens-health/prostate-cancer
[vii] http://us.movember.com/mens-health/prostate-cancer#Overview
[viii] http://us.movember.com/mens-health/testicular-cancer#Facts
[ix] http://us.movember.com/mens-health/testicular-cancer#Facts
[x] http://us.movember.com/mens-health/testicular-cancer#Treatment

 

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