Day 290 of 366

Jack was able to grow a very nice little mustache for this year’s Movember.

Movember is an annual event involving the growing of mustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide . The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at The goal of Movember is to "change the face of men’s health." @Movember #Movember

By encouraging men (whom the charity refers to as "Mo Bros") to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis, and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression, in Australia and New Zealand . In 2007, events were launched in Ireland, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan and the United States. As of 2011, Canadians were the largest contributors to the Movember charities of any nation. In 2010, Movember merged with the testicular cancer event Tacheback.

In 2012, the Global Journal listed Movember as one of the world’s top 100 NGOs (non-government organization).

Remember guys your health is important, It doesn’t mean you are any less of a man if you have pain or whatever to go see a health care provider. Get an annual check-up. Your body, boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, husband, wife, parent will thank you!

Posted by Gallant’s Photography on 2016-12-03 04:36:00

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