November is men’s health month – a designated time for men to spotlight their unique health issues by refusing to shave. “Movember” or “No Shave November” was actually started back in 2003 by a couple of friends in Australia, simply so they could have a little fun growing out their facial hair. The not-so-lofty goal at the time was to bring some respect back to the men’s moustache and try to make facial hair popular again. Now Movember has become one of the biggest annual campaigns for raising funds and awareness about men’s health issues.
The first Movember had only about 30 male participants, but caught on quickly, and soon found a partner in the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA). A few years later, men’s mental health issues were added to the list of supporting causes. Movember became a big hit, migrating to the U.S. and throughout the world, and bringing community and media attention to men’s health issues, such as prostate and testicular cancers.
Today, the official vision statement of No Shave November/Movember is “to have an everlasting impact on men’s health.” And it’s not too late to be part of this international event. You can start growing your beard now, and at the end of the month, shave everything except a unique mustache.
Here’s how you can bring real meaning to your efforts:
Let your facial hair go wild and free
No-Shave November’s main goal is to raise awareness of men’s health issues by embracing hair, which many cancer patients lose.
Get friends and family involved
The money they usually spend on shaving supplies can be donated to charity
It’s working! The return of men’s facial hair
The original intent of Movember has definitely been realized. Men’s facial hair is all the rage, and women say they are more likely to date a guy with a mustache because it indicates he is more fun, generous and rugged – and clearly cares about his health and the health or his fellow males.
If you have health concerns, make November your month to get the attention you need. Call for an appointment today: 972-403-5425
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