Today is the first of November, which means men around the world are dawning cleanly shaven faces in the name of men’s health. A global movement called Movember, now in in 10th year, pulls us together as a community empowering us to raise funds and awareness to combat prostate and testicular cancer as well as mental health challenges.
For the past few years, I have supported my friends during Movember, through individual donations and numerous community fundraising events. However, I’ve never personally participated, but decided that this was the year to put my face forward for the cause.
Why now? In the last year, I’ve had a friend pass away from cancer at a very young age and I’ve encountered mental health issues with a loved one, first hand.
Now, on the cusp of turning 40, I’ve made a conscience decision to take a personal journey to improve my own health. But to really do so, I need to understand what the challenges are for men like me, know my personal family history and ultimately make fundamental lifestyle changes in my fitness and diet.
So for the next 30 days, I will be growing a moustache so I can personally change the face of men’s health, I will share information on prostate and testicular health and mental health issues, and I will share my own personal journey with you.
What can you do? There are many actionable items surrounding Movember and by reading this you are taking the first step to making a difference in men’s lives everywhere.
A) If you can afford to do so, It would amazing if you could sponsor my mo. No donation is too small, but it would be great if I could raise $1000
B) Secondly, please feel free to like, comment or share this post or any other postings that I push out surrounding Movember. I’ll be posting facts and stats daily on all my social networks.
D) Most importantly, make an effort to be aware of your own personal health, through education of your family history and reading up on the many resources out there and topping it off with a visit and discussion with your own family doctor.