Take a listen to Gorillaz as you read these facts about men’s health:
“The average life expectancy for men is five years less than women (presently 77 years old compared to 82)”
“1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.”
“Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in American males between the ages of 15 and 34.”
“Four times as many men commit suicide compared with women.” (Source, Movember U.S.)
MOVEMBER IS UPON US! Every year on the night of October 31 men around the nation shave their moustaches and facial hair in preparation for Movember. Started in 1999 in Australia the trend has grown to promote awareness for men’s health issues, most specifically prostate cancer. Individuals raise funds all month by serving as walking billboards for men’s health…and regrowing only their moustaches during November. Movember benefits organizations such as LIVESTRONG (the Lance Armstrong Foundation) and the Prostate Cancer Foundation among others. Since 2004 global funds have raised $174 MILLION! I’m sure that money goes a long way…are you going to participate?!
For fear of looking twelve without my ‘stache I am going to have to pass on the shaving ritual but during November, the site will post about men’s health issues in an effort to promote awareness about the issues affecting men today. Men can participate by participating in the regrowing of the stache and the ladies in our lives can participate by helping us raise awareness (and funds) for men’s health research. If you’re interested in participating, check out the U.S. Movember page and sign up!