It’s Movember, the month formerly known as November, which is dedicated to growing moustaches and raising awareness and funds for men’s health. A moustache (Mo) will spark conversations, and no doubt generate some laughs; all in the name of raising vital awareness and funds for cancers affecting men.
Why be so passionate about men’s health?
* 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
* A man is diagnosed with prostate cancer every 2.2 minutes
* 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime
* 24% of men are less likely to go the doctor compared to women
Check out http://us.movember.com/about to join the “mo”vement.
The stats are in- Chicago is the most “Moustache Friendly” city in the US. After a two year study by the American Moustache Institute, the “City of Broad Shoulders” won the title. AMI behavioral economists sought to better understand which top-performing metropolitan areas provide the most nourishing opportunities and livable communities for people of Mustached American descent.
As a result, “Stache Bash 2011” will be held in Chicago on October 28th. Start growing your “stache” now and maybe you can sneak in.