Will you help Jayson and Alan raise money for men's health research?
Love it or hate it, facial hair is running wild this month. Some do it just for fun, a challenge among male friends and family. Many, however, are using their more rugged appearance to raise both awareness and funds for men's health issues.
From the Movember Foundation:
The Movember community has raised $559 million to date and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries. This work is saving and improving the lives of men affected by prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.
The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow mustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs. To date, 4 million mustaches have been grown worldwide, but we won't stop growing as long as serious men’s health issues exist.
So here's why marketing consultants Jayson McCoy and Alan Dever are forgoing a clean shave this November:
Jayson: I did Movember for awareness as much as I did for camaraderie. Alan and I discussed what we learned on us.movember.com at the beginning of the month and decided to make the commitment. It has allowed me to answer the "Why did you do that?" questions, which is the whole point. I have also had as many, if not more, good laughs about it. Let's be honest, not many men can pull off the mustache look. It's an acquired taste/look.
I challenge every man and woman to check out the website and read the startling facts. My uncle is my only close family member I know of to have had prostate cancer, and luckily, they caught it early.
The website says something to the tune of "Together, we can change the face of men's health," and if that means being poked fun at and getting some weird looks while shopping, then it is definitely worth it. I know Alan and I hope that more of our "Mo-Bro's" will join in this with us next year. You can also be a "Mo-Sis" and support our cause.
Alan: I signed up for Movember after becoming more educated about what it actually is. I had heard of "No-Shave November" before, but after checking out the Movember website, I found out that Movember is actually a movement to change the "face" of men's health worldwide, and to bring awareness and create conversation about prostate cancer and other men's health issues.
So my co-worker and I sort of dared each other and came back into work the next day with clean-shaven faces. Plus it was a good reason to grow a "stache" for the month of November, which I have never done before. It's fun, something different and it IS creating some conversations (and laughs)! Maybe we'll even raise a few bucks to contribute to the funded programs, but for now it's fun — not so much for my wife though. She hates it and calls me names.