November

Status: to be determined, 

Stay tuned for updates

Why

Why this charity and why this feat?

Why the charity?

Movember’s goal is to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. For a host of reasons (I won’t get into), there is a lot of stigma around discussing men’s health, be it physical or mental health. 

In fact, prostate cancer is kills more men than any other type of cancer. Moreover, 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and that 1 in 29 will die from the disease, very similar but slightly more common than even breast cancer in women. 

Additionally, men are three times more likely to die by suicide than women. 

I’m not saying this to in any way diminish female suicide or breast cancer research (as I am raising money for breast cancer research as well), but rather wanted to put it into perspective and expose that despite these numbers, we hardly talk about these things. That’s why I want to support this charity. 

Even though the charity did not originate in Canada, Canadians are the largest contributors to the Movember Foundation. I want to help further Canada’s support for this great charity. Plus, it’s fun to have an excuse to grow out your mustache. 

Why the feat?

Don’t know what the feat will be other than growing out my *not so* lovely mustache. Feel free to send me ideas!  

 

When?

Sometime in November, or potentially, depending on the feat, the entire month. 

Help

Help by donating!

Don’t forget, you can donate to this charity, or any charity, at any point from
January 2021 – February 2022