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Friday, November 9, 2012

Movember


Movember Men's Health Awareness Month for November

Have you heard about Movember?  It's this awesome movement to raise awareness for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.  With two close friends who are survivors, I heart this initiative and celebrate the great people behind the Movember Foundation to shed critical light on men's health issues.  In my own experience, I have found that women are much better at keeping their health on track than our dudes.  Ladies, am I right?  This initiative gets men involved in their health, and maybe a little excited about it!

Here's what happens.  During November, men start with a clean shaven face and spend the rest of the month growing and nurturing their own one of a kind mustache.  These cool dudes become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November, sparking conversation about important issues that often get ignored.

How can you help?  Get the special guys in your life (think dad, hubby, uncle, bro, cousin, boyfriend...) to register at www.movember.com.  Then you, as their Mos Sista can support them by helping to sponsor them and get others to rally behind them.  At the end of the month, celebrate your special dudes' valor by throwing a Movember party in their honor and shaving off their moustache!

Who else is doing it?  According to the Movember website, in 2011, over 854,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world got on board, raising $126.3 million, funding the Movember Foundation, the Prostrate Cancer Foundation, and LiveStrong Foundation.

And the guys shouldn't get to have all the fun...my obsession with nail art inspired me to don my own moustache.  Now, that should get them talking!!!


Moustache nails for Movember (men's health awareness month)
Moustache nails for Movember