Never shirking our chance to sport some facial hair or do a solid for a charitable cause, November is always an exciting time for most of us at Canucks Hockey Blog. Sure the majority of us only dream of rocking an epic quality crumb catcher like Tom Selleck can, but that doesn’t mean we can’t give it a try for a month.
For those that haven’t heard, November is now forever known as Movember, where men and women sport a Mo (real, fake or otherwise) in an effort to draw attention to a number of men’s health issues. A month-long event, and fun twist on how to raise awareness born in Australia back in 2003, Movember has already made significant gains in raising funds for men’s health issues to the tune of $447 million. Even more important is that we the momentum behind the effort should lead to even more in 2013!
So what can you do to support?
- Donate – ever dollar raised goes to support men’s health issues.
- Participate – it’s easy to sign up and while growing a stache is the generally accepted way to involve yourself, for those follicly challenged, you can always sport the fake Mo.
- Spread the word – help us by spreading the word, sharing this page with your friends, family and even strangers on the street!
- Get a checkup – that’s right. Go see a doctor and ensure everything is in order. Your health should be your number one concern!
Funds raised by the organization are invested in to programs related to prostate cancer and men’s mental health facilitated by Prostate Cancer Canada – very honourable causes! In fact, Movember donations are the largest non-government donation towards prostate cancer research globally! And it also helps that you’ll receive a tax receipt for your donation.
So what are you waiting for? Get that lip rug going!