It’s November which means a lot of things. Â This year, at least for me, it also means a focus on men’s health. Â Let’s face it, guys – we tend to not take a close look at our health until something goes wrong. Â We’re especially sensitive (and put our heads in the sand) when it comes to the specific types of cancer that target dudes. Â To that end, the Movember Foundation is looking to make a difference.
On the surface of it, the whole No Shave November / Movember thing is a pretty silly way to go about raising awareness. Â It does seem to be effective, though. Â If you see someone who is normally clean-shaven growing out a beard or mustache, you’ll probably ask them why. Â It could be that they are going to go be a lumberjack or Snidley Whiplash-style villain, but it is more likely that they are raising awareness around men’s health issues.
As for me, no, I am not about to be shaving off my beard – but I am still a Mo Bro this month. Â What I am doing is participating in their new method, which is move (hey, encouraging fitness is a way of improving health as well). Â Regardless of how a guy Â – or gal – may be participating (moving or growing), the fact is it’s a kind of fun way to get the word out, and help to raise funds for these causes:
All good stuff there – so that’s why I’m participating. Â Even if your’re not going to be a Mo Bro or Mo Sista, you can still help out. Â How? Â Glad you asked – by tossing a few coins (not Bitcoin, John!) in the hat to help fund this work. Â If you want to donate via my page (which is right here), that would be awesome. Â If you want to support someone else’s fundraising efforts, awesome as well. Â Just do what you can, and let’s get (and keep) ourselves healthy, alright guys? Â us.movember.com