Grow your MO this Movember
Movember is here, guys!
We’re proud to announce the launch of the 50 Million Men initiative aimed at ensuring that 50 million American men live happier, healthier lives over the next five years. To learn more, please visit https://t.co/P83fCEbn6W pic.twitter.com/kC52PoSXV4
— Movember USA (@Movember) November 1, 2018
For Adam4Adam readers who are hearing about this month-long event for the first time, Movember is that time of year when men all around the world come together to grow moustaches for charity (hence the term Movember: it’s a portmanteau of “mo” from moustache which is also its Australian slang term and “vember” from November). Run by Movember Foundation, their mission is to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues such as mental health and suicide, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. You may check Movember Foundation’s global projects and partnerships as well as updates here.
But why these health issues in particular? Prostate cancer, for example, is one of the most common cancers among American men. In fact, American Cancer Society estimated the new cases of prostate cancer in the United States this 2018 to be around 164,690.
What can we do to help? We have three options:
- one of which is to “grow” a Mo to inspire donation and conversation.
- Or we can “move,” meaning we can commit to walking or running 60 miles over the month. But why 60 miles, you ask. It’s because 60 miles stands for the 60 men we lose to suicide every hour.
- And lastly, we can opt to “host” a Mo-ment and raise funds however way we like, socialize and get friends together with changing the face of men’s health at the forefront.
A4A members who wish to learn more about it or to participate on the event may sign up here. You may also check out the video below for some of the best moustache styles you can try this Movember.
That being said, we are also taking this opportunity to remind you, our dear Adam4Adam members, to get checked regularly and to take better care of your health because it’s as they say, prevention is better than cure.
Are you going to take the Movember challenge? Have you ever participated in the event before? Share with us your thoughts, and stories in the comments section below and make sure to send us or tag us in your selfies sporting a moustache on Instagram using @adam4adamofficial and #adam4adam and we’ll feature you on our account!