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Monday 5 December 2016
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Movember Movember! Face Grown & Hand Brushed

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I’ve said before, I love having a blog so I can share all kinds of super special information with friends and family, along with the hundreds occasional picture of my kids. This includes offering up space on my blog when cool friends, like Jessica, have something important to share too.

So in the spirit of a lazy southern afternoon, go get yourself some sweet tea and gather ’round the center island and check out Jessica’s guest post below.

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During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.

I know what you are thinking…yet another charity, yet another request for a donation. When I first heard of it, I thought “oh great, just another excuse for my boyfriend not to shave…” but the following statistics SHOCKED me.

  •  1 in SIX men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
  • A man is diagnosed with prostate cancer every 2.2 minutes
  • 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime
  • 24% of men are less likely to go the doctor compared to women

So yes, while donations are appreciated, raising awareness is probably the most important part of this campaign.

Let’s face it; men are stubborn and occasionally indifferent towards their health. Prostate cancer funding and knowledge is significantly behind causes such as breast cancer, as studies show that women are more proactive and aware of their health.

With Movember, big steps have been taken towards changing attitudes and habits relating to men’s health around the world. Via the moustache, Movember aims to fulfill its vision of having an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health by continuing to spark conversation and spread awareness of men’s health issues each year.

So spread the word, and if you can, donate some MO-ney for a great cause, because let’s face it, as much as the women in me can sometimes forget it, men help make the world go round. They are fathers, husbands, brothers and sons. Let’s all do our part to keep it that way.

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Do you want to get involved with Movember or learn more information? Go HERE!