Movember is back and men can raise awareness about prostate cancer

Movember is back and men can raise awareness about prostate cancer

October is observed as breast cancer awareness month. Similarly, November is observed as prostate cancer awareness month. In this month, also known as Movember, moustache is grown to help raise awareness on the issue affecting men.

Since 2003, Movember is being observed in Canada and $175 million has been raised for prostate and testicular cancer research and to help in the treatment of those suffering from it.

Matt Skinner who is the co-chair of the Vancouver Movember Committee, was of the view, “Movember really is the leading global men's health initiative and mental health and physical inactivity are huge components of men's health”.

During this month in Canada and in many nations, thousands of men grow moustaches, beards, goatees or any facial hair to support the cause. Salons organize free hair cutting events to support the cause.During this time, fundraising events are organized. It has now been seen that women are also contributing to support the cause. They support the cause by taking part in the MOVE challenge.

There is a proper website of Movember where a person can go and get the needed information. People can even start a fundraising team and conduct events. In Australia also the event was established in 2003.

Gradually, the phenomenon has started across the world between 2012 and 2015. In fact, the Movember Foundation has given £21 million to Prostate Cancer United Kingdom for research.

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