What do moustaches have to do with menÕs health? Well, during Movember (November 1 Ð 30) growing a moustache is a lighthearted and visual way to bring some attention to menÕs health issues, specifically prostate cancer , testicular cancer and mental health .
Throughout the month, participants are encouraged to Òlet it grow,Ó with individuals and groups supporting their Òmoustache momentumÓ by donating to Movember, a national, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. (Learn more about Funded Programs .) To date, the Movember community has raised $559 million and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries.[i]
About Prostate Cancer
- ItÕs the second most common cancer in men in the U.S.[v]
- More than 233,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014.[vi]
- There are several treatment options available.[vii]
About Testicular Cancer
- ItÕs the most common cancer in young men 15 to 35 years.[viii]
- About 8,820 new cases are diagnosed annually.[ix]
- ItÕs a highly treatable cancer Ñ it can be effectively treated, and potentially cured, if diagnosed and treated early.[x]
Sarah Cannon employees join in on the fun of the Movember campaign to raise awareness of menÕs cancers by allowing encouraging all employees to grow a moustache or beard during the month of November, and supporting our efforts by donating to The Movember Foundation . Join us!
Visit the Movember Foundation Get Involved page.
Movember Ñ Mental Health , Testicular Cancer , Prostate Cancer , About Movember
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Ñ Any Mental Illness (AMI) Among Adults
WomensHealth.gov Ñ Mental health for men
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration Ñ 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Mental Health Findings and Detailed Tables