I am participating in the Movember movement this year, a little early. Please visit my page and make a donation! Even $5 will help researchers in the fields of men’s health.
Visit me at mosista.co/amberfrancis to donate.
From the official Movember site:
A detailed history of the early years is contained in this Hairy Tale. In 2003, two mates from Melbourne, Australia, Travis Garone and Luke Slattery, were having a quiet beer at the Gypsy Bar on Brunswick St, Fitzroy when their conversation turned to recurring fashion trends. They questioned where the Mo had gone and joked about bringing it back.
The two friends decided to talk their mates into growing a Mo. Inspired by a friend’s mother who was fundraising for breast cancer, they decided to make the campaign about men’s health and prostate cancer. They designed rules and guidelines for Movember (which are still in place today) and agreed to charge ten dollars to grow a Mo.
That is, in short, how it all got started. Now, eleven years later, Movember has become an international fundraising tool with over 4 million participants, as of 2013. Researchers are studying men’s health issues from depression to cancer and your donation will help further that research. Even $5 can make a difference. You can view a full list of the programs they fund on their site as well as many of the biggest health issues men face.
Since I am part of my work team, we are ending our campaign on November 21, the week before Thanksgiving; so get your giving in early!
Thanks in advance,