I’ve had a moustache since I was 18 years old. I shaved it off only once because I had to work in Iraq and the rules required me to be clean shaven. On November 1st, I shaved off my moustache for the second time. This time, it had nothing to do with working in a foreign country. This time I did it to save men’s lives.
I’m participating in Movember because my family has been affected by prostate cancer and I don’t want anyone else to lose a loved one prematurely. I urge you to support my Movember fundraising efforts, by donating to my campaign. My goal is to raise $2500 by the end of the month. So far, I’ve only raised $360 (as of 11/21/12). The photo to the right shows my moustache progress.
Here are a few startling facts about prostate cancer:
- 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime with one of 27+ types of prostate cancer.
- Every 2.2 minutes, a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer.
- Every 15.6 minutes, a man dies from prostate cancer.
The good news is that prostate cancer treatment has a 95 success rate if detected early.
I encourage all men to schedule a physical as soon as possible. If we are to raise strong families and have strong marriages, we have to protect our health.
Question: What men’s health issue are you most concerned about?