It's stache time!
November in the US is the month that is designated for raising awareness about men's health issues. Prostate and testicular cancer are the main ones. Men really need to step it up and become more aware of male-specific health issues. Every year we are bombarded by pink everything during the month of October for breast cancer awareness. Yet, male cancers are rarely discussed or addressed. One in six men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and the life expectancy for men is currently five years shorter than women.
So how does a stache fit into this? The growing of a mustache for this month is a useful way to show your support for men's health initiatives. It sounds silly, but it does work. The growing of a mustache really serves as a conversation starter on health issues. Men are generally uneasy about these conversations and the mustache breaks the ice and draws attention to the issues.
So, if you are interested in participating, sign up at Movember.com and create a "Mo Space" to showcase your stache. You can easily accept donations that go towards research and awareness for male cancers. About 82% of raised money goes to men's health programs, and not just towards marketing campaigns. So, step up and get involved, and have some fun while you're at it. The cause is a serious one, however, and more men should be take it seriously.
Watch the video and learn more about Movember: