27 Nov Movember What’s It All About?
Beards and Moustaches
Even though beards and moustaches are trending and are totally in vogue nowadays, November gives more meaning to this grooming option. November is no-shave month around the world and is celebrated as Movember, a movement under which, men grow moustaches for a month to raise awareness about issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.
Movember (a portmanteau of the Australian-English diminutive word for moustache, “mo”,and “November”) is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches
During the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com.The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health.”
By encouraging men (whom the charity refers to as “Mo Bros”) to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression, Canadians were the largest contributors to the Movember charities of any nation.In 2010, Movember merged with the testicular cancer event Tacheback.
In 2012, the Global Journal listed Movember as one of the world’s top 100 NGOs (non-government organization)
Origins of Movember | How It Came About
In 1999 including a group of young men in Adelaide, South Australia who coined the term “Movember” and the idea of growing moustaches for charity throughout the month of November. In the news report, members of the Adelaide-based “Movember Committee” explained how they came up with the idea for Movember one night in the pub. The group started with 80 men from Adelaide and soon became a nationwide phenomenon. They also aimed to raise money for the RSPCA through selling T-shirts in what they termed “Growing whiskers for whiskers”.
What do I need to know about prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancers in the United States with an estimated 233,000 new cases in 2014, according to the National Cancer Institute. That means it accounts for 14 percent of all new cancer cases.
Movember Foundation charity.
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.