Every Feburary there is a massive “Go Red For Women” movement for women’s heart disease – even though men have a higher chance of having a heart attack than women, and heart disease is the number one killer of both women and men in the US. Every October everything turns pink as people raise awareness for women’s cancer issues – even though 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lives compared to 1 in 2 men. Yes, 50% of men will have some form of invasive cancer in their lives. 1 in 5 women will die from cancer, 1 in 4 men will. 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer, 1 in 6 men will get prostate cancer. Don’t get me wrong – I’m all for supporting raising awareness for women’s health issues. But where’s the equivalent focus on men’s issues?
Turns out there is a movement for men’s health – I caught on too late to do join last year, but I won’t miss out this time. And yes, I’m asking for a donation…
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Thanks to a movement that started in Australia a few years ago I will joining thousands of men across the world growing a mustache to help raise awareness of men’s health in the month of Novemeber Movember. The idea being that mustaches aren’t very common and people will ask “why are you growing a mustache?” and give me a chance to spread the word. I have created a Movember team for Nashville Predators fans (assistant coach Peter Horachek was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer), but of course I’m inviting anyone to join and/or donate. So far my team has grown to 5 members and already raised $70 in just a few days. All proceeds are divided between Livestrong and the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
So how can you help?
Well, first off I’ll warn you that though the cause is great, the website for Movember still leaves something to be desired, so bring your patience: First, visit my Movember page .
If you simply wish to make a donation, click on “Donate To Me“. It will then prompt you for your name and email address, then for your credit card/payment info on the next screen. You can choose any donation amount you wish to make. Thank you!
If you want to join my team, click on “Join My Team“. It will then ask you if you want to be a team captain, team member , or an individual. Choose “Team Member”. Then fill out the form with your name, email address, etc. Submit that form and that should be it.
Thanks to all for your support!
And yes, due to popular request I will be going fu-manchu with my ‘stache. Be warned.