Why would these brave souls do such a thing? Once upon a time (think Tom Selleck during the Magnum P.I. years) a bristly upper lip stood for something. And now, they will again. Our moustaches will become walking, talking billboards to raise awareness, understanding and funding for support of male health issues.
Let’s be honest. Men typically take a “put a bandage on it and get back out there” approach to their health. But the statistics are shocking. For example:
- The average life expectancy for men is five years less than women (presently 77 years old compared to 82).
- 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and 1 in 3 women will be.
- Evidence suggests that about a third of the 571,950 cancer deaths expected to occur will be related to obesity, physical inactivity, poor nutrition and thus could be prevented.
- 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
Interested in learning more about Movember, men’s health in general, or how you can help? Please visit our Mo’Space page:
And really, “I might look silly, but I’m growing this moustache for charity” is a much better ice-breaker than “Let’s talk about your prostate.”