Movember - Changing the Face of Men's HealthMovember, the largest global event dedicated to men's health, kicks off its fourth annual campaign in the United States, rallying men to grow moustaches for the month of November to raise funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer. We invite you to participate in the campaign this year by sporting a 'stache and helping us to literally change the face of men's health.
Movember was born in 2003 when three friends in Melbourne, Australia, decided it was time to bring back the moustache as a tool for men to break the ice in talking about a taboo subject – their health. To date, over $47 million has been raised to support men's health issues through official moustache-growing campaigns in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and Spain. Funds raised by Movember in the United States will benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) as well as the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF), two organizations dedicated to fighting cancers affecting adult men of all ages.
Join The Men's Club team and register today! Help us raise money and awareness by growing a moustache in November. Men, called "Mo Bros," have the month of November to grow and show their "Mo" (slang for moustache). The moustache serves as the organization's "ribbon" and generates buzz as men feel compelled to explain their new look to everyone, which starts conversations about prostate and testicular cancer. Friends, family and colleagues can show their support by sponsoring the Mo-growing efforts and donating funds to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Women who register to join the campaign act as ambassadors spreading the word and showing their support.
Participants celebrate their "Mo" at the end of November, attending Movemer's Gala Partés dressed in costume to suit their moustache and vying for the title of "Man of Movember."
It's time that men understand the facts:
- Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men, striking one in six men in their lifetime; one out of three for men with a family history
- The death rate has fallen 40 percent compared to what was once projected, however the number of new cases is expected to grow with the aging of "baby boomers," with the potential to reach 300,000 per year by 2015
- More than 192,000 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009. More than 27,000 will die from the disease
- Testicular cancer is the most common cancer afflicting men aged 18-35. The message is clear: more research is needed
- Within the next decade, cancer is likely to replace heart disease as the leading cause of death in the U.S. It is the biggest killer of those under the age of 85
Together Movember, the PCF and LAF are making great strides in changing the face of men's health, one moustache at a time.
One aspect that makes The Men's Club strong is our involvement in the community. We hope you participate and help TMC become the largest fundraising team in Chicago!
Please let us know if you are interested in joining the TMC team. Register or Donate Today!