If you aren't familiar with Movember here are the basics:
- People sign up to participate
- On November 1, all the guys shave their facial hair off
- For the month of November, men grow moustaches
- While doing this, everyone raises awareness and funds for men's health issues (especially prostate cancer and male depression).
I like my facial hair as it is, but this issue is important to me, so I'm doing it. I'm hoping to get a few guys to join me as a team. I'd like to have my team raise a few hundred dollars over the month.
According to the Movember website, 3300 men will die from prostate cancer this year. That's tragic.
1 in 8 men will experience depression in their lifetime. Help is available.
According to Lifeline Australia, suicide is the leading cause of death for people under 44 in Australia. That's unacceptable.
I urge you to participate. Do something. Anything to help.
You can donate through my 'mospace' page, or directly to The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Beyond Blue or Lifeline.