What is Movember?
• Movember is a global men’s health charity encouraging men to grow and women to support the Mo (or moustache) for the 30 days of November. Through the power of the Mo, awareness and funds are raised for men’s health initiatives, including prostate and testicular cancer and mental health. To date over 4 million participants have raised $559 million.
Why do we need your support?
• Many people do not know of the health risks men face, such as 1 in 7 men will develop prostate cancer in their life, as well as 1 in 4 US adults will experience a mental health problem in a given year. Mental health issues and prostate and testicular cancer are invisible struggles, and I hope that by growing out my moustache for the entire month, my very visible moustache encourages people to talk about and fight them
How can you help?
• If you feel compelled to join us in this MOvement, UNC has its own group of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas working to promote men’s health, and you can be a part of our UNC team! Visit UNCMovember.com, follow us on Facebook, and/or follow the link to the UNC Movember Network to join my team, MoHeels, as an individual, or alternatively, you can register your own team. I hope you take the step with us to change the face of men’s health.