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article imageMovember is getting hairy

By KJ Mullins     Nov 16, 2011 in Health
Have you seen a bit more upper lip hair on the men around you lately? It must be Movember. What used to be called November has become a month-long period of men sporting mustaches to raise funds and awareness for men's health.
The Mo Bros are not just walking the walk, they are growing a very visible sign on an issue they wish to highlight: men's health.
Every other man in Canada will be diagnosed with cancer in their life, with prostate cancer being the most common cancer for men in Canada. Eleven men will die from that disease today. Almost 90 percent of prostate cancers can be cured if they are detected and treated in the earliest stages.
Women tend to be more vocal and aware about female health matters than men.
With men, health matters often go ignored, specifically prostate cancer.
By growing a sporty Mo, men are raising funds globally to get the message heard.
Movember men
Movember men
When men participate in Movember they are more likely to discuss men's health issues with their friends, family and coworkers. Thirty-nine percent have sought medical advice and 36 percent encouraged someone else to get to the doctor according to research.
Movember men
Movember men
Movember started in Melbourne, Australia in 2003 and since that time it has become a global movement with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa and Ireland.
In 2010 Mo Bros in Canada raised $22.3 million.
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