What if you could help cure prostate cancer simply by encouraging the men in your life to grow a moustache for just one month? Sounds crazy, right? Well, during Movember, that’s really all it takes to help save lives! Read on to find out how you can get involved and help.
My grandfather suffered from prostate cancer! My husband’s grandfather suffered from prostate cancer! My neighbors’ father suffered from prostate cancer! It’s frighteningly more common than you might think!
According to Movember :
- 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer !
- A man dies from prostate cancer every 22 minutes.
- Prostate cancer is curable IF DETECTED early!
Aren’t these disturbing numbers? At OurFamilyWorld we share tips mostly about kids health and women health but let’s not forget the men! It’s important to raise awareness about men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health! I find men are TOO proud to share issues about their health. My dad was diagonalized with a colorectal cancer five years after it started. Five years and it was too late to save him! Why? because he did not want to share his health problems with my mom! He thought it was not important or he did not want to disturb her.
So now it is time to raise awareness about men’s health and prostate cancer! And most importantly to help funding the research for men’s health! This is where Movember comes into action and my husband too!
What exactly is Movember?
As an official global charity, Movember’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world. Through the power of the moustache, vital funds and awareness are raised to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges.
During the month of November, men grow a moustache and friends and families donate money to support their efforts and the cause. It’s really that easy! Just a little facial hair can go a long way to helping support causes that prevent men’s health issues. Our family is supporting my husband so we can help other families have great moments in their lives for years to come! We hope you will too!
My husband is taking the challenge this year! I am not a moustache fan (it is itchy) but for one month and for such an important cause, I can put my wants and needs aside for this cause! So please donate to his Movember team! Support their efforts and most importantly support men’s health! Every single dollar counts! Please Donate and share with your friends and family! Together we can help keep the men in our lives healthier and with us for a much longer time!