by Chris Brewer
Aah, there?s a bit of crisp in the air as Autumn plays its hand, and a gentleman?s mind turns to: moustaches! With styles ranging from a Fu Manchu to a full on Zappa, it?s the month of Movember and I am honored to be a 5-time Mo Bro and el capitán del mostacho for Team LIVESTRONG ? and we want you to join us as we attempt to create the largest team in Movember history! The theme this year is ?Movember and Sons,? so think the passing on of important information as we Mo on down the road?
For those of you not fully up on the Movember concept, they are our great partners focused on helping men ? and women – raise vital awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer. ?Men start Movember 1st clean shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts. Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men?s health.?
LIVESTRONG is proud to be the official cancer survivorship partner for Movember. When someone is diagnosed with cancer, it doesn’t matter where you live or what type of cancer it is: you immediately have many unanswered questions. These issues can range from Emotional Support, to Fertility Risks and Preservation Options, to Insurance, Employment and Financial Concerns, and of course Treatment Concerns ? and all these resources (and many more) are provided by us at no cost to the patient, family member, or friend in need.
Like I said, we?re on a mission to create the largest team in Movember history, because in addition to raising funds, we also need to raise awareness by passing on vital health information, to our friends, peers, and family members. By joining Team LIVESTRONG you can play a role in either way, because it really is just as important to talk about men?s health issues as it is to raise the money that funds the research and support ? it?s a true team effort!
But it wouldn?t be a team without some competition and prizes, and so we?ll be asking our members to submit weekly photos on our Mo space for some awesome LIVESTRONG gear, and a way cool Grand Prize pack at the end of No, err, Movember! All you have to do is sign up here and be on the lookout for more information to come. Thanks for all you do, it?s almost moustache growing season! ? Cb?