Cancer Awareness Month: 5 Ways to Connect and Support Movember in Your Community

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Cancer Awareness Month: 5 Ways to Connect and Support Movember in Your Community

5 Ways to Connect and Support Movember in Your Community

It’s November, which marks the celebration of Movember, an annual event involving growing a mustache to help raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, mental health, and other health issues.  

This initiative was created in 1999 when a group of young men in Australia decided to grow mustaches for an entire month for charity. Their efforts eventually led to the creation of the Movember Foundation in 2004, which raises funds and awareness of men’s health issues.  This event is now celebrated around the world with thousands of people participating. 

For the next 30 days, “Mo Bros” and “Mo Sisters” will rally to support increased early cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatments with the goal to reduce the number of preventable deaths across the country. 

Looking for a way to contribute to Movember? Here are five simple ideas:

1. Grow a Mo:  However you grow your Mo, it can raise awareness for important men’s health issues. Get your friends, family, and work to join the Movement with you. Take the time to organize a friendly competition for the best Mo at the end of the month.  

2. Make a MOvement:  Challenge yourself to get physically active to raise funds for Movember. Consider partnering with a local fitness club to host a fundraising event for mustached men during the month. 

3. Plan an event: Everyone loves an excuse for a good time. Gather your family and friends to host something fun and easy at a local bar, a friend’s home, or your favorite restaurant. 

4. Create your own challenge: Literally, it could be anything that raises awareness or funds in support of a good cause. 

5. Make a donation:  A great option is to simply donate to a local cause or nonprofit fighting cancer, one that focuses on suicide prevention, or simply a charity doing good work in honor of Movember. 

In the end, there are many ways to make a difference, and even the tiniest effort can demonstrate  support toward bringing awareness to the issues affecting the men in our lives. 

Check out the official site to learn more! 

Shannon K. Loar is a small town girl with a passion for reading.  Books have played a significant role in her life since her youth where she’d spend hours in the local library where her grandma served as the librarian. In her free time, you can find Shannon reading or listening to a book, practicing yoga or binging a streaming show.  Her most precious time is spent with her children ages 20, 18 and 15.  Her new favorite fashion trend, athletic leisure.

Favourite book: The Great Gatsby
Favourite Rock Band: Bon Jovi
Favourite Candy: Jolly Ranchers


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