Happy ‘Movember’!

The month of October is full of discussions of women’s health and breast cancer. During November, it’s men’s turn. ‘Movember’ is a movement of moustaches and health discussions, and you’re invited to join:

·        Grow a Mo! Commit to growing a moustache for the 30 days of Movember, and your ‘Mo’ becomes a symbol of awareness—much like a ribbon. Use your facial hair to generate discussions about men’s health issues like prostate and testicular cancer.

·        Support the Mo-growers! Women have a huge role in men’s health. Maybe you can’t grow a mustache, but you can sure support your Mo-growin’ friends and family, and get them talking about their health.

Men, let us see your Mo before you grow, your mid-month Mo, and your full-grown Mo. Post your photo and a note about why awareness of men’s health issues is important to you on the Iowa Cancer Consortium’s Facebook page. Women, we want to hear from you, too! Post your photo (maybe sporting a faux Mo?) and a note of encouragement.

Regardless of what role you chose in Movember, be sure to give the Iowa Cancer Consortium’s Facebook page a ‘like,’ and check in often to see pictures and join in the conversations happening there. But most importantly, use Movember and your moustache (or the moustaches you see on others) as reminders to talk to the men around you about important health issues, including prostate and testicular cancer. (While you’re at it, why not chat about colonoscopies, that funny looking mole on your back, eating fruits and veggies, getting plenty of exercise…. )

Happy Movember from the Iowa Cancer Consortium!

PS: The ICC supports and participates in the great discussions generated in Movember, but does not particpate in any related fundraising activities.

PPS: Want to know more about the official Movember movement? Find it at http://us.movember.com.