Why I support Movember

I believe it’s around November 20th, when wives and girlfriends just can’t talk it anymore. The Facebook statuses and Twitter updates communicates their pain.

Movember 2012

“I just want it gone”

“It’s not a good look for him”

“Ugh, I hate this mustache

Well, ladies, suck it up. It’s for a good cause. Movember is a worldwide movement to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

Most men are typically reluctant to go to the doctor or get their recommended tests as prescribed. I’m fortunate that my dad is not that way. In 2008, my dad’s church made PSA tests and screenings available to men in the congregation. He took his test and there were some inconsistencies. In October 2008 it was official. My dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Later in the year he had the prescribed treatment but after a re-test showed high PSA levels his prescribed treatment was radiation.

I’m pleased to tell you my dad is fine today. He gave me permission to share his story even though what I shared is just a small part of his overall journey dealing with prostate cancer. If he was a man who avoided his annual doctor’s appointment or screenings, who knows what I would be writing about today.

Ladies, support the men in your lives, encourage them to go for their annual check-ups and to go to the doctor when something just doesn’t feel right.

Men, your health is of great concern and importance to your family. Get your check-ups. Make sure your health is high on the priority list.


Check out this list of the 35 Manliest Mustaches of All Time. And wear those mo-staches proudly this month!


Want to donate to the cause?

US Movember

Canada Movember

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