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Good Health Awareness For Movember

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Movember is a term used from combining mustache and November. There is something wonderful and magnificent about mustaches and beards as it lends an air of distinction and respectability to its owner.

The concept of Movember began in Australia in early 2003, and this was made to raise awareness and make a difference in men’s lives. With the help of social media, people became aware of this movement as it takes on serious issues facing men’s health such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, physical inactivity, and mental health.

This movement has three goals to achieve.

  • Grow your mustache for charity and raise money to donate
  • Walk or run a distance of 60 miles for each of the 60 men lost to suicide each hour
  • Host an event and raise funds for charity

The Story Of Movember

In the first year that this event was celebrated, there were two friends who want to bring up the mustache trend and tried to convince 30 men to do it with them. The efforts of this group of friends proved to be successful, and so the following year they asked their friends to collect donations, that of which they decided to send to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Canada has also gotten a record of 24 percent of men diagnosed with prostate cancer cases. Prostate cancer became the most common type of cancer in Canada and the second type of cancer common to all men.

From the year 2006, an organization called Movember Foundation donate and fund initiatives aimed at improving mental health in men who are in need of support. This idea helped a lot of people who had suicidal ideas as Movember minimized the rate of suicide among men.

Not only have they supported people who are dealing with cancer, but also they have been funding medical research and other projects such as mutual aid organizations and mental health awareness campaigns. This national event helps a lot of people in our society. It also appears that the organization and the people did their job by contributing useful information to improve the rest of our medical services.

Movember is a spectacular event for cultural intervention in men’s health and providing quality results from their objectives is one of the best examples by the Movember Foundation.

Everyone is welcome to join the foundation, whether you are a guy or a girl. Being there for our friends through their ups and downs may be the smallest thing that we can do for them. Remember that even the smallest things we do counts.