Driving toward awareness for men’s health
It’s that time of year again when men around the world throw their collective follicular support behind raising awareness of men’s health issues by growing moustaches: it’s Movember.
Started in 2003 by friends Travis Garone and Luke Slattery in Melbourne, Australia, the idea is aimed at raising awareness of prostate cancer by having participating Movember men — “mo bros” — start with a clean-shaven face on November 1st and grow the best moustache possible by the end of the month, with the financial support of donors. The Aussie pair originally signed up 30 men who were willing to do some fund-raising and grow their mo’s. Since those humble beginnings, Movember has become an international powerhouse, drawing the efforts and funding of hundreds of thousands of people and raising millions of dollars for the cause.
Whether buying or leasing a new vehicle or servicing your current one, keep an eye out for the telltale signs of budding Movember moustaches at your local dealership: from peach fuzz to bushy, from handlebar to pencil-thin, they’re everywhere. Why not break the ice by asking these auto industry mo bros how their mo’s are coming along? And if you or someone you know has been affected by prostate cancer – the leading cause of cancer deaths in men over 75 – or if you just want to support a worthy cause, making a donation to an individual, a team, or the Movember drive itself, is always welcomed.
Movember: Changing the face of men’s health.
For any information about Movember Canada, and to learn how you can donate or contribute your own mo, go to http://ca.movember.com/
Written By Reay Jespersen