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What is Movember?

Movember 'stache

Hello everyone!
I wanted to write a quick little note telling everyone why am I posting all these photos everyday of my face with a mustache growing on it. Since 2004, the event which happens throughout the month of November, is to raise awareness about men’s health. While for some years there has been focus on specific men’s health issues, like prostate cancer, testicular cancer and depression, the main focus has been to simply bring awareness to men’s health. One of the main reasons is because the average life expectancy of a man in the US is about 76.2 years. For women it’s 81. Another scary fact of men’s health is that 12.1% of men 18 years and over are in fair or poor health. The originators of the movement have more facts and claifcation on their website here: http://us.movember.com/mens-health

So why am I growing a mustache and posting photos of it? While I do enjoy all the comments about how I look like a creeper and what not, what I would like for people to take away from this is to have a discussion with a man you know and love about their health. Check in with that man. Ask him if he has had his yearly physical. Ask about how they are feeling. That’s what I’m asking you to do. I don’t want to ask you for money or for you to contribute anything to me. No, just go and talk to a man in your life about his health. That’s all there is to it.

If you want to learn more about the Movember movement read more about it here:

http://us.movember.com/

and

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movember

Thanks for reading.

Eric